Proteas transformation targets to be seasonal

The CSA says this forms part of it's tranfromation targets set alongside the Sports Ministry


JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) President Chris Nenzani confirmed that a decision made by The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa has approved in principle the decision to introduce targets for all the national teams.

This decision is in line with CSA's commitment to transformation, targets which they have set for themselves alongside the Sports Ministry.

CSA was one of three other sporting federations including rugby, athletics and netball where the Sports Ministry indicated their rate of transformation was not satisfactory earlier in the year.

Nenzani discussed the objectives of the decision saying, "As part of transformation in cricket, what we wanting to achieve is that we want as many players, especially from disadvantaged groups to be able to get quality opportunities in the national team."

The President says the decision will not be implemented as in previous cases.

"The manner in which we are going to do this is that it is going to be over the season and not on a match by match basis."

He went onto to say, "We going to see what will be the average over the season to make sure coaches have the chance and tactical ability and opportunity to play teams as they wish but knowing over the season this is what I need to have achieved."

Nenzani adds the decision will still have to go through robust discussion before a timeline is announced.

"We not looking for it to take place as of tomorrow, it is going to have to go through our sub-committees and they will say this is what is realistic looking at what we have in terms of players and personnel."