Cricket South Africa has vowed to speed up their promise of ridding the game of racism and discrimination.
The union’s president Chris Nenzani led a virtual meeting with 40 black former Proteas cricketers and senior coaches on Sunday night.
This was in response to the much-publicised "Statement by former South African Cricketers and senior coaches" on 14 July 2020 and the ensuing revelations by the players about their personal experiences of racial discrimination in cricket since unity.
And following the meeting, CSA yesterday sent out a statement reading: “The important objective of this meeting was to hear first-hand from the group of players about their experiences and opinions on how CSA should proceed in its efforts to address the substantive shortcomings in the cricket system...
“The frank engagement led to a joint resolution that certain wrongs were committed and that a process to correct them was necessary and urgent.
“The consensus was that collectively CSA and the players will drive this process.
“This process will hopefully open the way for more effective promotion of diversity, inclusion and belonging to the sport of cricket.
“The CSA Board acknowledged existing gaps in its oversight of the sport and apologised to the group.
“CSA will further seek to foster healing, restoration of player dignity and a sense of belonging and unity amongst cricket players, fans and the nation.”