The end of the year is upon us, lurking around the corner like a kid smoking a fag behind the bicycle sheds. The end of a daft, mad, confusing year of fear and hope, where everything we knew and trusted was ripped to pieces, when a near invisible ne’er-do-well threat had us hunkering down and wondering if anything was ever going to come right.

But enough about the members’ council of Cricket SA for now. Ah, hell, maybe a little more. Christmas is coming and those geese won’t be getting fat in the presidential suites during the Tests. They won’t be able to ask us to put a penny in the old man’s hat, either. We should spare them a thought in these difficult times. Actually, we should spare them lots of thoughts, wondering whether they are still working on moves to unsettle and unseat the interim board led by Justice Zak Yacoob. ..

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