Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
If the board has a relatively lax attitude to overseas players I wonder if it extends to national qualification? There must be a few SA FC players with Zimbabwean antecedents who would improve the international side. The ICC's regs only ask that a player is a citizen of the country, so in theory they wouldn't even have to play in Zim.
You do have to be available to play a full domestic season under their regulations; I know that much because of Sibanda's dropping. That'd mean living in the country itself for at least six months of the year and giving up more lucrative franchise cricket which would probably put off prospective Saffers. They're notoriously bad at chasing up players too; it'd require a player actually going to them and saying they were keen. Apparently they never actually followed up the Compton thing at all even despite official statements to the media by him at the time.