South African Grass Roots cricket
I would be interested to know if there are any south african people on this forum and really interested in the current state of cricket there and kind of wanting to know a bit more about it at the lower levels.
I am fortunate to have just played a tournament in south africa where we played age group sides from western province/boland and south western districts. I am trying to be careful how to phrase this as i dont want people to get into a racial discussion but i was shocked that still today the teams had to have a certain amount of whites and a certain amount of blacks. Does this happen at most levels of sport in south africa still?
I'm looking at returning to do some township coaching as i totally fell in love with the country and the people but I was so touched by some of the stories and found it so hard to come to terms with. People playing cricket so the have access to a first aid kit!!!? Crazy that I live in a country where I didnt realise what was going on. Now i really do realise how lucky i am however I guess it hurt me to see it so i want to help!