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Long-term KZN Cricket servant Bobat appointed president
Durban – At the recent Annual General Meeting of the KZN Cricket Union,
former Durban and Districts Cricket Union president and Hollywoodbets
Dolphins selector Yunus Bobat was chosen as the KZN Cricket Union
In a unanimous vote on Friday evening’s AGM Bobat was elected to take over
from Daniel Govender who now serves on the Cricket South Africa board and
will move back into a vice-president position.
Having held administrative positions in the past, Bobat understands the
challenges that come with his new role.
“Being President of KZNCU is a huge honour and having served cricket for a
long time at district level, I believe I am equipped for the challenges
that lie ahead,” Bobat said.
“I have served KZN cricket in various portfolios for a number of years
which will hold me in good stead as I take this role.”
“KZN Cricket has certainly been in a good space in the past few years. Not
only has the performances of the Dolphins team improved but cricket
activities, administration and good governance are areas we worked hard on
which saw KZN being the number one affiliate in South Africa.”
“As President, my priority will be to maintain the good we have achieved
and thereafter look to improve on aspects that can be improved.”
Bobat is an administrator that has a rich cricketing history which should
stand him in good stead throughout his tenure at the helm of KZN Cricket.
“I am passionate about cricket as it has been part of my life for over 35
years, firstly playing the sport to then moving into administration.
“When Durban & Districts merged with Tongaat and Verulam cricket unions to
form Ethewini Metro Cricket Union, I was elected as its President.”
“In the time of apartheid under the Natal Cricket Board (NCB), I achieved
my colours for Natal U16, SA U16, Natal High schools, Natal B side and the
Natal A side.”
“Post-apartheid I achieved my colours for Natal Colts U21, Natal B and
Natal A action cricket team,” Bobat added.
Having struck up a relationship with CEO Heinrich Strydom as the convenor
of selectors for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, the pair understand each
other and Strydom is looking forward to building that relationship.
“Mr Bobat has been an important part of our recent on-field success,
whilst he has also played an important role off the field as
chairman of the cricket committee.” Strydom said.
“To have a person that understands the systems in place but also has fresh
ideas and opinions will help us continue to improve and create a healthy
environment for everyone in the Dolphins family.”
“We thank Mr Govender for his service in the role of president of the
union through a difficult period after Mr Ben Dladla’s passing.”
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Following their successful
AGM, Yunus Bobat has been elected as the new president of the
KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union following Daniel Govender's move to the
Cricket South Africa Board.
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