The members’ council failed to cross the Rubicon on their first attempt, as former president PW Botha had before them. However, the inevitable shift of power is a matter of time, as PW found to his displeasure. The modern world is filled with leaders who do not know how to step aside with dignity and grace; Donald Trump and Ace Magushule are two such examples.

Similar to “die Ou Krokodil” and the Nationalist Party, the members’ council are relying on their so-called “legitimate” support of a minority to have their way. That is a fatuous belief. Refusing to yield to the wishes of the majority of cricket followers, players, sponsors and broadcasters — the key role players — illustrates their delusion. The Cricket SA members’ council show scant regard for them. The key role players vote with their feet by walking away from the game...

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