Proteas under-19 captain investigated for Israel comments

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has started an investigation into the captain of the South African Under-19 cricket team, David Teeger, following his pro-Israeli comments made at the ABSA Jewish Achievers Awards Ceremony last month.

Teeger, in his speech, dedicated his award to the soldiers of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) involved in the recent Israel-Palestine conflict.

His remarks have sparked controversy, leading to a complaint by the Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA).

CSA has appointed Advocate Wim Trengove SC to lead an independent inquiry into whether Teeger’s comments breached the CSA or Central Gauteng Lions Codes of Conduct.

The findings and decisions from the inquiry, along with Advocate Trengove’s reasons, will be made public when the investigation is done.

The outcome of the investigation could have a significant impact on Teeger’s cricketing future, especially with South Africa hosting the next Under-19 World Cup.

Teeger is the head boy of King Edward VII School (KES) and captains both the Proteas Under-19 team and the Central Gauteng Lions Under-19 A team.

Cricket South Africa has stated that it will not comment further until after the inquiry. 

Pictured above: David Teeger.

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