KZNCU host successful AGM
Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union recently held its 26th Annual
General Meeting at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead with emphasis on looking at
the exciting prospects ahead of the Union and the stadium going into the
new season starting in September.
From an administrative perspective, according to KZNCU President Fa-eez
Jaffer the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union is heading in the right direction
following the recent appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Heinrich
“We had to appoint an interim CEO for a short while due to the
resignation of the acting CEO before we appointed a new CEO, Heinrich
Strydom,” mentioned Jaffer.
“The period taken to appoint the CEO was a lengthy one, but I do believe
that we have made the correct decision.”
While the previous season might have been disappointing from a results
perspective, with all sides in the union not achieving as highly as they
would have liked, Jaffer says the union has plotted a way forward for
the new season from a performance perspective.
“We need to develop a winning culture,” Jaffer said. “The desire to play
and perform for the Dolphins must be great and players like van
Jaarsveld, van Wyk, Frylinck, Muthusamy, Erwee, Makhanya and Subrayen
must continue to be noticed.
“We need to continue promoting our home grown talent.
“Positively, we still had some players who were selected for higher
honours in the likes of Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo, Khaya Zondo,
Zakariya Paruk and Attie Mphosa.”
Through robust dialogue Jaffer is happy with the way the union was run
from an administrative perspective over the previous season and is
looking forward to more excitement in the upcoming season.
“Credit must be given to the Office bearers, Manco and Council members
for the manner in which our deliberations were conducted.
“It is good to have healthy debate and we must continue to be true to
ourselves and honest with each other.
“Cricket will always be the main objective.”
New CEO for the KZNCU Heinrich Strydom was present at his first AGM and
with all of the systems now officially in place is looking forward to
the season starting in just over a month and a half.
“We had a good chat about the Geo-political alignment of districts
within the Union going forward but from a cricketing perspective we
discussed squads going into the season and also spoke about the
excitement that is the T20 Global League.
“It is great that we are approaching the season and it is nearly all
systems go!” Strydom mentioned.
One of the pressing issues at the meeting was the alignment of cricket
according to the geo-political areas where cricket is currently played:
Ethekwini, Ilembe, King Cetshwayo, Ugu, Harry Gwala, Umgungundlovu,
Umzinyathi, Uthukela, Amajuba, Zululand.
M. F. Jaffar (President)
B. Dladla (Vice President), Adv. R. Sookhay (Vice President), M. C.
Govender (Treasurer), Y. Bobat, H. E. Molotsi, Prof L. D. Naidoo, D. M.
Govender, N. Barron, D. Hariram
A. Desai, S. Govender, Dr S. Mtshali, S. Naidoo, R. Reddy
Heinrich Strydom (CEO)
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