EN PASSANT

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Rathan B Gar­rib MT Makhura

I WISH to ex­press my deep­est dis­ap­point­ment in the se­lec­tion of the Proteas T20 team.

Why do we have to be in­debted to fringe play­ers, who might have ex­celled in the do­mes­tic T20 com­pe­ti­tion, at the ex­pense of our star play­ers?

Our de­feat in the sec­ond T20 against Sri Lanka is in­ex­cus­able and the se­lec­tors should be fired forth­with.

Af­ter a 5-nil drub­bing of Aus­tralia, we go on to lose to a hap­less Sri Lankan side.

This has a bear­ing on our T20 rank­ing, and to reach the top we must in­sist that we win all our games. The rank­ings of our top play­ers are also af­fected.

A de­feat to a weak Sri Lankan team be­cause of third-grade play­ers is an in­sult to South Africans. Let them be se­lected on merit rather than twisted logic.

Just when SA cricket is blos­som­ing, we are sub­jected to such a fi­asco by our se­lec­tors. What a dis­grace! Come on Ha­roon Lor­gat, put your foot down on this mal­prac­tice. Buc­cleuch IT’S sad to see what is hap­pen­ing to our lovely coun­try, which will even­tu­ally be­come like our neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.

What the rul­ing party is do­ing – be­ing hun­gry for money and power – is dif­fer­ent from what Al­bert Luthuli taught it.

It’s just like what the pres­i­dent said about the suc­ces­sion de­bate: he wants to be succeeded by his ex-wife for his own safety. His rec­om­men­da­tion is seen as a static en­dorse­ment of his wife.

This af­ter he was dis­cour­aged by party mem­bers from en­gag­ing in or dis­cussing the suc­ces­sion race – and told to rather fo­cus on pol­icy.

We, as South Africans, have the right to choose which party to vote for.

With­hold­ing this right dis­cour­ages the youth from vot­ing for the ANC – that’s why it didn’t do well in the pre­vi­ous elec­tions. Watch out! Kaal­fontein, Tem­bisa

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