OPINION: CSA bosses must prioritise off-field issues

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Manchester – As the wash-up of another failed Proteas performance at a Cricket World Cup continues, there are uncertain times ahead for the sport in South Africa.

There were no great expectations heading into the 2019 tournament, but nobody saw things going this badly.

Five defeats from eight matches with wins over Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and a ‘no result’ with the West Indies. That’s all South Africa have to show for their efforts in England.

It’s a performance that will never be good enough for such a proud and expectant cricketing nation and it has pushed the Cricket South Africa (CSA) leadership firmly into the spotlight.

Already, CSA president Chris Nenzani has said that “heads will roll” while CEO Thabang Moroe told media this week that the Proteas’ inability to deal with pressure needs to be addressed.

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