Ashwell Prince has become the latest ex-player and current coach to weigh into the current transformation conversation that has been sparked as a result of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The Cape Cobras coach took to Twitter to respond to the Graeme Smith statement which the current Cricket South Africa Director of Cricket released in response to the Tshami Tsolekile allegations made when appearing on a radio show hosted by Robert Mararwa.
Tsolekile demanded an apology from Smith over instances where he felt he was overlooked by the national side as well as was paid significantly less than his counterparts.
In response, Smith released a letter on his personal Instagram account where he said he was ‘hurt’ by the allegations and felt the need to share his opinion on the chain of events that Tsoelekile was referring to.
On Friday, Prince then used his personal Twitter account to respond to the aspect in Smith’s statement about being played ahead of the former captain early on his career before making a call to CSA to hold a mass meeting where all the current conversations that are happening all over social media and during interviews can be aired and talked through so that the sport of cricket can once again become the focal point of all the players, coaches and administrators.
@OfficialCSA this is a personal plea. Can you please get us all in a room, where we can thrash it out, move on, and get back to the business of being the best team in the world, and creating opportunities for every child in this country who wants to play this game. Please? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Ashwell Prince (@ashyp_5) August 14, 2020