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‘Positive discrimination in favour of blacks to continue’ October 31, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in affirmative action, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Cricket, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, reverse racism, South Africa, White, Whites.
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JAIPUR: The policy of racial quotas for blacks in the South African cricket team will continue for now despite criticism from certain quarters, the chairman of the country’s selection committee Haroon Lorgat said on Tuesday.

“Players like Makhaya Ntini or Hashim Amla are in the team because of this policy only. Eighty per cent of our country consists of blacks, but the 20 per cent whites control everything. We want to restore the balance not only in cricket but in every other sphere of life,” Lorgat said. Lorgat, a former first class cricketer and a chartered accountant by profession, is here with the South African team which will take on the West Indies in the second semifinal of the Champions Trophy on Thursday. Lorgat had taken over from Omar Henry and said he would see that the policy is continued for a while.



‘Terrorist’ slur costs star TV job August 11, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Amla, Australian, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Cricket, Dean Jones, Discrimination, Fired, Gerald Majola, Kumar Sangakkara, Muslim, Racism, Racist, Slur, South African, Terrorist, the terrorist has got another wicket, TV, wicket.
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Former Australian Test player Dean Jones was sacked as a commentator on Monday after referring to South African Muslim batsman Hashim Amla as a “terrorist”.

Jones, who admitted making the comment and apologized, was on a TV team covering the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo.

According to a statement issued by Cricket South Africa on Monday, viewers heard Jones say, “the terrorist has got another wicket” when Amla took the catch that dismissed Kumar Sangakkara.