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Thursday, 20 March 2008 13:14
Contributed by Jarrod Kimber
The quota system will bring success, joy and happiness to the South African cricket team, so fu©k that.
Selecting a human based on their skin colour is wrong, even when done to appease past wrongs, or because they look better in green.
How does selecting a player who is not good enough really promote cricket to dark people, do they want to see Charl Langeveldt bowing 20 overs without getting a wicket. Does anyone want to see Charl Langeveldt?
If there should be any quota systems in South Africa it should be for spinners, or good blokes.
Quotas don’t make sense from a mathematical standpoint, because even if there are 11 players in a cricket team, and ten percent are white and Indian, what’s to say there isn’t 5 white players, or 5 Indian players who are good enough to make the team at any one time.
If selection is not based on merit, is this really a side that represents the people.
South Africans made up this system, so it is obviously flawed.
If Makhaya Ntini is the most popular sportsman in South Africa (by some margin) then clearly by having black players who are in the side rightfully you are promoting the game in a positive way, without forcing it down anyone’s throat.
No one wants to play in any side simply because they are black, they want to play because they are good enough, or because they have compromising photo’s of the reigning chairman of selection.
Anything that hurts my man Andre is evil and it must be stopped, by any means necessary.
Fu(k you quota system, we are not interested.
(Click here to read the arguments in favour of the quota system)
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