October 12, 2012

Cricket

Quota system not a long-term solution

An editorial in the Namibian criticises the new quota system adopted by the country's cricket bosses and says that if it has to be in place it should have a fixed duration.

We want to suggest, for cricket, as for the rest of the country: if the instant gratification of a quota system is needed, determine its duration right from the start. Leaving it open-ended only harms the sport, or other facets of society, when colour, a person's elite status, or some unclear criteria is used in the selection process.

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