The country has undergone massive changes for the better since South Africa's first tour in 1991.
How can it ever hope to challenge the Big Three when it can't resolve a squabble over a TV fee?
As odd as the timing of their tour to South Africa may be, New Zealand and the Proteas are seizing the opportunity to play.
His coach called him a land-locked surfer and weened him off sugary drinks. He has just taken his 400th Test wicket.
It's as vital for the cricketing 'gods' to invest in veteran players as it is to motivate the young guns.
Clive Rice got black armbands and tributes but Nico van Oordt, a soldier for nonracism, was largely forgotten.
The extremely talented youngster has found out that everyone needs to listen to advice.
The absence of Biff, Jakes and new dad AB is being acutely felt on tour, but the squad's young blood gives hope.
The Proteas were deservedly punished for their nonchalant approach to the Bangladesh ODIs.
But by bringing AB de Villiers home the real losers are Bangladesh's cricket lovers.
Strong batsmen prepared to force the pace on sluggish tracks can be rewarded, but "accumulators" looking for singles in T20 cricket sink quickly.
With Bangladeshi cricket on the rise, victory for the visiting South Africans is by no means assured.
The smaller stadiums will be the biggest losers as pressure builds for the local game to make money.
The bitter aftertaste of the World Cup fiasco could encourage top cricketers to review their options.
CSA's Domestic Newcomer of the Season Kagiso Rabada expects much talent to be found in the townships.
The weakness of the rand and the instability and moral flaccidity of the BCCI make future international matches a prospect full of uncertainties.
Tough times lie ahead for local cricket as revenue from the T20 tournament is cut off.
The rivalry between two Indian tycoons could be an enticing catalyst for the global game.
Despite the complaints about quotas, there are definitely enough black players available in cricket.