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Cricket SA just can’t get it right

Sisanda Magala of the Warriors during day 4 of the CSA 4 Day Series match between Multiply Titans and Warriors at SuperSport Park on January 09, 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Weirdly, out-of-condition Sisanda Magala remains part of the Proteas squad and has been given an opportunity again to prove his fitness. How does that work?

Sisanda Magala’s continued fitness issues are rapidly becoming an embarrassing saga for all involved. Earlier this week, the Warriors seamer – who was included in the Proteas’ ODI and T20 squads against England – once again had to be sidelined for the first T20 in East London because he didn’t meet the team’s conditioning standards. This happened during the recently concluded one-day series too, where the 28-year-old was part of a conditioning camp before being released to play franchise cricket. Predictably, Magala’s treatment became a polarising issue on social media, particularly from individuals sympathetic towards him. The crux of the...

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