09 Jul Cricket South Africa statement on Black Lives Matter
Cricket South Africa (CSA) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
CSA was founded on the principles of non-racialism and inclusion at unity. The vision of CSA, to become a truly national sport of winners supported by the majority, finds resonance in the ethos of “Black Lives Matter”.
Our cricket development programmes have proven demonstrably that we strive to work towards the constitutional promise of a redress and equality for all.
The organization’s Acting CEO, Dr Jacques Faul, said:
“Black Lives Matter. It is as simple as that. As a national sporting body representing more than 56 million South Africans and with the privileged position of owning a platform as large as we do, it is of vital importance that we use our voice to educate and listen to others on topics involving all forms of discrimination.
“During our celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, CSA will further spread the message of anti-racism through the BLM campaign while we also speak out against all forms of violence and in particular, the scourge that is Gender Based Violence and various other causes that are of importance to our society and the organization.”