Just Not Cricket: The Perpetuation of Privilege by Cricket South Africa
19 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 21, 2013
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
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