Twenty-four of some of the country's most promising under-16s have gathered in a camp at the Krish Makerduj Indoor Centre at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. The camp, which will last until Sunday, falls under the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Talent Acceleration Programme, preparing the players taking part for camps that will be taking place around the country in the upcoming months.
CSA's Youth Cricket Manager, Niels Momberg and Greg Hayes of the Fort Hare Academy will head up the camp, assisted by former Proteas fast bowler, Mfuneko Ngam along with Adrian Birrrell who is a part of the coaching staff for the Chevrolet Warriors, former Chevrolet Knights bowler, Victor Mpitsang and former Nashua Titans bowler, Mandla Mashimbyi.
Players will be put through a round of fitness tests, psychological assessments and net sessions to determine how much further they need to go in order to compete against the country's best.
“ This camp falls in line with CSA's vision to make cricket a truly national sport of winners. It is a very important intervention as it prepares players who might have not had exposure to elite programs for High Level Performance Camps in future,” Momberg said. “Talent is all around us but it is the duty of CSA to provide clear channels for all cricketers to advance to the next phase of development.”