Just Not Cricket: The Perpetuation of Privilege by Cricket South Africa

19 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2013  

Scott Timcke

University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine)

Date Written: April 21, 2013

Abstract

Cricket South Africa has adopted two player development policies. These policies are portrayed as transforming the historical exclusionary nature of cricket. However, these policies will not be able to decrease these exclusionary barriers. Rather they will perpetuate the privilege often associated with the sport. Such actions will lead to more ruptures around the politics of transformation, and risk government intervention. Using class analysis to track the development of privilege in South African cricket, this paper examines the control and allocation-logic of sport resources and opportunities. At stake is the privatizing of sporting opportunities under the guise of increasing access for disadvantaged persons.

Keywords: Cricket, South Africa, Inequality, Sporting Policy, Sociology of Sport

Suggested Citation

Timcke, Scott, Just Not Cricket: The Perpetuation of Privilege by Cricket South Africa (April 21, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2254460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2254460

Scott Timcke (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine) ( email )

Saint Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago

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