The former Proteas player Clive Rice believes the racial quota in the game in South Africa is hurting their chances of winning the Cricket World Cup.
One of the pre-tournament favourites, South Africa's stocks have fallen after suffering a 130-run loss to India in Melbourne last night.
There is a racial quota in South African domestic cricket, while the national side is encouraged to have players of colour.
Rice, a former all-rounder, believes South Africa doesn't have its best side at the World Cup.
"The team's selected because you've got quotas still being put forward in the team and as a result I just feel really sorry for AB deVilliers as a captain and having to deal with all those issues and not say anything about it."
He believes winning the World Cup with the best players would do a lot more for the game in South Africa than having racial quotas.
Rice says that was shown when South Africa won the Rugby World Cup in 1995.