Kust read an article on sports24.co.za CSA is apparently worried about low crowd attendance and I could not be happier. I saw this coming months ago when the IPL was in SA and I think there are a couple of underlying issues here.
1) Over exposure of poor cricket.
The IPL personally bored me to death and was a bit too much cricket for the season. It also hits you in the pocket.
2) Ticket prices
I speak for a lot of South Africans who can not afford the small fortune it costs for prime international games.
CSA are in charge of this. This point is very valid as the next two points I make will further make case for the prices being charged.
3) Most South African die hard cricket lovers are sick of behind the scene alliance of Boucher Smith and Arthur. Mark Boucher is according to most should have been dropped long ago due to his inability to score runs. Whats more is that a lot of people felt that AB was telling the selectors to do by not taking the gloves. Now to a SA fan you probably dont mind how much money it costs to see the best SA team and MANY feel that this is not the best SA team.
We could have a batting line up of
2)Elgar/Some other new batsman
That looks good but will never happen because AB is not a team player.
The last point (point4) is that think the public are sick of the quota system and this one is my beef with CSA. Seeing top quality players in the other team because of quota system is bound to p off some people.
Just thought I would share my thoughts behind why this could be so that people here dont think the SA crowd are being funny.