South Africa ‘s dreams of glory in the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals were cruelly ended in Durban when rain stopped their charge of victory against Sri Lanka in Group B. In terms of the Duckworth/Lewis system, the match/game was suspended for half an hour due to rain. And after that time, because it was still raining, the Umpires had to declare the game over. South Africa needed just one run to win the match, but as it was, the match was a draw. This allowed Sri Lanka to go through, but not South Africa . Most of us as workers who were behind the Proteas believed that South Africa was robbed, but in reality it was not. There are many new supporters that are still asking, “Why didn’t the umpire postpone the match – five to ten minutes after they declared the match over, the rain stopped totally.” Our hearts are still bleeding because most of us are not familiar with these cricket rules. As workers, no matter what, we will always be behind you, the Proteas. But a big challenge lies ahead for you. You have a lot of homework to do, early on your performance was not really convincing. You need to prepare young ones, irrespective of race and colour but cricketers who will represent us in the next World Cup and win it. Comrades, cricket is not like soccer where the match can be postponed because of rain. Sorry to the Proteas for not making it for the country, but next time you will, just correct those mistakes.
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