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From quota to Kolpak, challenges staring South African cricket in its face

A top-notch team in international cricket across formats until recently, South Africa has been plagued by several issues that are dragging it to depths of mediocrity. Here's how Brexit could help it

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South Africa cricket team. Photo: PTI

Anish Kumar New Delhi
The South Africa cricket team is going through, arguably, its worst phase since being set up in 1992. Not only did it fail to qualify for the knockout stage in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but also had a rather forgettable tour of India recently. In its maiden bilateral tour after the World Cup debacle, South Africa suffered some of their most embarrassing defeats in Test cricket. In the three-match Test series, India imposed follow-on twice in successive Tests and South Africa lost by an innings on each occasion.

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 8:00 AM IST

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