Ray Mali, former president of Cricket South Africa, says that the claims of former coach Mickey Arthur on to retire pacer Makhaya Ntini had used the race card after he was dropped are all lies.
Now coaching in Perth’s Western Australian, Arthur said that he was cancelled to a breakfast meeting where Mtutuzeli, cricket boss, apologized to Ntini after the latter’s complaint about Captain Graeme Smith and Arthur’s disagreement on black players.
Now seeking after Athletics South Africa, Mali rebutted the claims of Arthur and said that there’s no such thing and Mickey is lying since Makhaya had said no such thing.
Mali said that Makhaya didn’t play the race card and Mickey shouldn’t be trying to sell his book using the guy and he said he denies that outright.
Ntini announced his retirement last week from International Cricket.
The final game of Ntini, however, will be opposing to India on January 9, 2011 in Durban.