KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union Media Release

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27 Dec 2020

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KZN Cricket pay tribute to Ben Dladla

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union is mourning the loss of president Ben Dladla who passed away on Sunday.

Dladla left a proud legacy of Ubuntu, empathy, selflessness, humility and industry. Many will remember him for his love of people and his deep sense of empathy. He lived his life to the full and touched so many.

Over the years, Dladla had in many ways demonstrated his sincere interest in the importance of transformation in cricket and youth development in sport. The cricket fraternity, in turn, had recognised his administrative abilities and the high quality of his leadership. His zeal and devotion to the sport had neither failed nor faltered. As a consequence, Dladla was appointed Vice-President of KZN Cricket from 2013 and President of KZN cricket from 2018.

The CEO of the KZN Cricket Union, Heinrich Strydom, said, “Mr Dladla distinguished himself by his dedication and contribution to the welfare of the game. He assisted greatly in making KZN Cricket Union the organisation it has now become- well organised and highly professional. He was passionate in his role as President.”

He lived a principled life underpinned by a strong sense of right and wrong. He was never a man to step back from a challenge; to let something wrong stand unchallenged. He cared enough to act in order to take a stand. Dladla touched many of us in a large variety of ways. There can only be memories of goodness and decency.

KZN Cricket Union extends its sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Dladla’s family, friends and colleagues in the cricket community.

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