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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Firstpost.]

South Africa great Barry Richards has questioned whether the current policy of racial transformation will end with “merit selection”.

The policy is designed to cope with the legacy of apartheid, when largely only white players such as Richards, the outstanding opening batsman of the 1970s, were allowed to play for official South Africa sides.

But the policy and its implementation have proved contentious amid suggestions that players have not always been chosen on merit and that some white cricketers, knowing their chances were in some way restricted, have instead chosen to pursue financially more lucrative careers with English county sides.

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