Cricket should be for all prov­inces

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Iam con­cerned about what is re­ally hap­pen­ing with our na­tional cricket team, pic­tured. I’ve never seen an of­fi­cial match that fea­tures our na­tional cricket team be­ing hosted in Lim­popo or Mpumalanga. The matches are al­ways in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, North West, Gaut­eng, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.

But I’ve yet to see a match (T20, Test or ODI) be­ing played in Mpumalanga or Lim­popo. Our coun­try needs to do some­thing about this.

Soc­cer is played through­out the coun­try, so why not cricket?

It’s re­ally sad as the cricket lovers from those prov­inces are over­looked.

The min­is­ter of sport and MEC of sport from those prov­inces need to think of ways of ad­dress­ing this.

My other con­cern is that in the Sun­foil Se­ries, there is no team from Mpumalanga and Lim­popo.

When Fik­ile Mbalula was min­is­ter of sport, he talked a lot about trans­for­ma­tion. How can there be any trans­for­ma­tion in prov­inces like Lim­popo and Mpumalanga if they don’t get a chance to play in the Sun­foil Se­ries or Mo­men­tum T20 & 50-over matches?

It would be nice to see South Africa play­ing Zim­babwe at Peter Mok­aba Sta­dium or Giyani Sta­dium. Te­bogo Mad­umo, Ham­man­skraal

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