Jacques Kallis, the former South Africa all-rounder has made some shocking revelations that have brought CSA under the scanner. For the first time, he has spoken about his fallout as South Africa’s batting consultant. He has claimed that CSA didn’t require his services as he was a white man.
Kallis is reckoned as one of the finest all-rounders in the history of international cricket. He has several accolades next to his name that is simply unbreakable. Overall, he has scored more than 10000 runs in Tests and ODI format. Also, he has grabbed more than 200 wickets in other formats.
Jacques Kallis Makes Shocking Revelations About CSA
The former Proteas player has reckoned he was not allowed to hold the post of consultant in the match. He also revealed the reason that South Africa Cricket Board didn’t want more Whiteman. This is the reason he is currently not associated with CSA.
As per their reform, South Africa Board has criteria for individuals from different caste and creed. Also, he asserted that sometimes talented players also have to pay the price for the same.
“I wasn’t allowed to be involved in the South African side because CSA said there would be no more white consultants. So, unfortunately [the position with South Africa] fell away and this opportunity of helping England out came about. I took it with both hands.”
“I haven’t been able to be involved with the Proteas guys over the last couple of months since I was involved with them during the England series [in South Africa in 2019/20]. There were a few (players who wanted me there) but unfortunately, there was a rule that was put in, and it was taken out of our hands,” he added.
“I suppose it’s the way of our country. A lot of players have had to fall away because of needing players of color involved. We all understand that’s the country that we live in. It is tough but we understand where it comes from. It is sad but it’s the time that we’re living in at the moment.
“Unfortunately we’ve lost a few players for whatever reasons overseas. There are many other coaches who have gone on to coach other teams. Gary Kirsten [who won the 2011 World Cup with India] is an example. There are lots of guys. It’s kind of the modern way of the world. It’s sad in a way that I can’t help out in South Africa, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time [with England],” Kallis concluded.