I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?

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JP Duminy is from the Cape Coloured ethnic grouping (see http://www.cricketwa.com/370/player/jean-paul-duminy.aspx), hence is not considered Black African.

Note: I'm not commenting on whether these ethnic groupings are appropriate or even palatable. They're what's in use in South Africa today. I'm not South African, or resident there.

  • No offence but what is the difference ?
    – Saikat
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 10:24
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    None taken. You asked why JP Duminy's centuries didn't count, and I explained - he's not considered, in South African parlance, as Black African. Discussing whether this is a correct judgement, or if the categories are even valid, is not a topic for this forum.
    – TrueDub
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 10:29
  • I am neither asking if the judgement is correct nor if the categories are valid. I'm merely asking for more information about what Duminy's race is because I never heard that word before today.
    – Saikat
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 12:06
  • The link in my answer states "The Cape Coloured ethnic group of South Africa comprises of people belonging to mixed race."
    – TrueDub
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 12:29
  • Can you tell me who are the black Africans to play for South Africa ? Which category do Ntini, Prince, Philander, Tsosobe, Piedte fall under ?
    – Saikat
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 13:47

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