South African cricket is on the verge of facing ban in International cricket due to government intervention in the Sport.
As per the rules and regulations, ICC doesn’t allow government intervention and in that case punishment is an international ban until the cricketing body becomes an independent entity.
On Sunday, April 18, South Africa’s Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa said that he had ‘no option’ than to get involved in Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) operations.
As per the reports published on news.com.au , Sports Minister in South Africa has rights to intervene in any dispute and internal matters of the cricket board and also take away the recongnition of CSA to administer the sports in the country.
Going by South Africa’s Sports and Recreation Act, the minister is entitled to intervene in “any dispute, alleged mismanagement or other related matter that is likely to bring a sport into disrepute.”
Taking about the team performance in their backyard has been disappointing as they lost both ODI and T20 international series by 1-2 and 3-1 respectively. However the recent tour of Pakistan also resulted in dismal performance in the Test and T20 series.
However, all the talks are going around in regards to Ab De Villiers that if he does well in the ongoing season of IPL 2021 he can be most likely to be inducted in the national side for the upcoming T20 World cup scheduled in India.