The best therapists, it is said, are those who work least for the greatest reward. They are motivated by a desire to stop seeing their clients, not to make another appointment. If robust conversation is necessary, they make it short and as productive as possible.

It is a modus operandi that Cricket SA would do well to emulate. There appears to be too much conflict with strategic members of the game. First, it was the most important, the players themselves...

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