South African cricketers have had their share of issues regarding the uncertainty over selection in the national team over the number of years. This has led to many of the big names walking to the Kolpak way and taking a back from international cricket. A similar situation drafted for Vernon Philander in his international career that forced him to retire from international cricket quite earlier than he would have actually wanted.
In his recent interview, Philander caught the eyebrows as he mentioned that the previous CSA management always thought about themselves and not for the players. The right-arm fast bowler has signed a Kolpak deal with Somerset for the upcoming county season. He noted that he had enough of the CSA and decided the best way forward for himself.
"As a player you get to the point where you've had enough. CSA's previous management started thinking only of themselves; the players were the last people they worried about. Too many things have gone wrong recently. I had to decide what is the best way forward for me. I'm already [almost] 35 with a good career behind me, but I would have considered playing for longer if it wasn't for the chaos in our cricket administration,” mentioned Vernon Philander.
"The last thing that should happen is that the players are influenced negatively. Luckily there is credibility in CSA again. Hopefully we see a turnaround in the administration and on the field. We must put our heads together and decide in what direction we're going. Hopefully we can make the road ahead better for the younger guys," he added.