CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) on Friday congratulated the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) on the adoption of its new constitution and Thabang Maroe on his election as president and chairman of the Board.
"This week's annual meeting brings to an end CSA's role as administrators of the GCB," commented CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat who attended last night's Annual General Meeting , "and we wish them everything of the best on what looks like a new dawn with much promise ahead.
"This positive outcome will certainly help to restore confidence in the administration of our game.
"The bizhub Highveld Lions franchise of which they are joint stakeholders with North West Cricket is one of the powerhouses of our domestic game. It is noticeable that both the GCB and the Lions have fully embraced transformation and have become leaders in this field.
"They are regularly fielding talented black African cricketers such at Thami Tsolekile and Temba Bavuma (both members of the current South Africa A four-day side) and are providing young coaches of high quality in Geoffrey Toyana and Enoch Nkwe."
Mr. Lorgat also congratulated John Wright on his election this week as president of the Northerns Cricket Union. "At the same time, on behalf of the CSA board, I would like to thank his predecessor, Vincent Sinovich, for his contributions to the administration of the game at affiliate, franchise and national level.
"His expertise in the business world made him a valuable member of CSA's Finance and Commercial Committee and he was a long standing member of the Board of CSA and the Members' Forum."