Daniel Gallan is a Johannesburg-born freelance journalist living in London, UK. He is constantly searching for the intersecting lines between sport and politics, to show that the games we play reflect who we are as a society.
Cricket’s foundation phase is littered with racism, from the structural in elite all-boys schools that produced 65% of the Proteas who have played at a World Cup to the overt where black talent is doubted and marginalised.
The highly debated new tournament is dividing England much like Brexit, exposing the class struggle in the country. Its launch in July will quickly reveal if the short format is able to draw in new fans.
The South African bowler is unapologetic about turning his back on the Proteas after he struggled to cement a regular place in the side. He shifted his focus to England, where he has starred for Essex.