Klusener hits out at CSA
Durban, Oct. 5 (PTI): Former all-rounder Lance Klusener has hit out at Cricket South Africa for its “crazy decision” of threatening to ban him from the playing in the domestic matches to prevent him from joining the Indian Cricket League.
“It’s a crazy decision. It would deprive the young players here of my input, whether on the field or through coaching,” Klusener said reacting to CSA CEO Gerald Majola’s statement that those who play in the ICL would be banned from playing domestic cricket in South Africa.
“What would be the point of it? I believe I still have a lot to offer, and I’m at the stage in my career when I want to put something back into the game,” he said.
Klusener is one of several South Africans, along with Andrew Hall and Nicky Boje, who have signed up with the breakaway League in India.
“I will not lose any sleep over what Cricket SA is saying that they will do but I hope sanity will eventually prevail,” said Klusener.
The SA Cricket Players Association has also taken up the matter of the ban on those who have signed to play in the ICL.
“We are unhappy with what has been said and have taken up the matter with Majola,” said Tony Irish, the CEO of the Cricketers’ Association.
“We are awaiting a response from Majola,” he said.