CSA summons Proteas convener of selectors Hudson for axing 'black player' Tsolekile

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 10:10 hrs

Cricket South Africa (CSA) summoned convener of selectors, Andrew Hudson, on Wednesday to explain his handling of wicket keeper Thami Tsolekile.

CSA acting president Willie Basson said former South Africa opener Hudson left the meet with a clearer understanding of his transformation duties, Sports24 reports.

Tsolekile, who was given a national contract last year and was assured he would be given an opportunity in the Test side during the current series against New Zealand was dropped from the squad, having not been given an opportunity to play a single Test on tours of England and Australia, with key batsman AB de Villiers being entrusted with the gloves as the current successor to Mark Boucher.

Basson said Hudson was invited to address them, and added that he explained the selectors' thinking in detail.

Basson added that after a long and intensive debate, Hudson left more enlightened and informed about what is required from the selectors in terms of transformation and he has been sensitised to make sure the selectors deal with transformation in the most appropriate way in future.

Basson confirmed that a mandatory number of black African players was being considered by CSA for franchise and national teams.

Basson added that their target at the moment is four blacks for franchise and national teams, but a stipulation for black Africans will be coming as part of the strategy of the transformation committee. (ANI)

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