CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) will be hosting an indaba in Johannesburg this weekend to review the progress of its transformation vision and to plan for the future so that the game can be sustainable and truly enjoyed by all South Africans.
“Transformation: ‘time to do the right thing’, will be the theme behind our indaba,” commented CSA President Chris Nenzani. “We have always believed in doing the right thing with transformation being a strategic imperative to not only redress the past but also to ensure we can continue to grow the necessary capability to be world leaders.
“We should remind ourselves that it is also a constitutional imperative and we owe it to all the people of our country to make sure that the playing field is level for everyone. In the past we might have been policy compliant without achieving real transformation and the time has arrived for that to change.”
CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat commented: “One of the first steps I have taken since assuming office has been to appoint a dedicated Transformation manager, Mr. Max Jordaan, within my executive team.
“One of Max’s key responsibilities will be to develop appropriate measures to make us operationally effective and to keep us accountable for delivering the transformation goals that we will agree at this indaba.
“I must say that I have been impressed with the readiness for accelerated change that I have sensed from engagement with key functionaries such as the franchise CEO’s and the coaches at all levels.
“Transformation must be in our hearts and minds and I have noticed a willingness from all stakeholders, in particular, the Proteas who have been a driving force in recent times. As our senior role models they would also be the ultimate beneficiaries of all the good that we intend to achieve.
“This is something that is vital to me and unless we get our hearts into it, transformation will remain an academic game.
“There have also been some fantastic initiatives recently such as the Momentum eKasi Challenge and I hope to develop this across the country before the start of every new season.”
The indaba will focus on the following seven broad work streams:
- Procurement of Goods/Services; appointment of staff
- Professional Cricket
- Amateur Cricket
- Transformation legacy/history
- Selection of teams/appointment of officials
This will be CSA’s first transformation indaba since 2002 and is expected to be attended by some 150 delegates.