CSA congratulates Richardson

2012-06-29 10:07
David Richardson (File)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday congratulated former Protea David Richardson on his appointment as CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

His appointment was confirmed at this week’s Annual Conference of the ICC in Kuala Lumpur.

“David brings to the job the dual expertise of having played the game at the highest international level and also having a strong legal background,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul.

“His career as an administrator has been just as impressive as his performances on the playing fields around the world and we wish him well in advancing the cause of global cricket.

“It is an achievement that one South African should succeed another (Haroon Lorgat) in the game’s most important administrative post.”

Faul also noted that June 29, 2012, represents the coming of age of CSA and its predecessor, the United Cricket Board of South Africa.

“It was 21 years ago that South Africa’s first unified cricket body was formed and witnessed by two cricketing legends of the status of Sunil Gavaskar of India and Sir Garfield Sobers of the West Indies.

“It is a good time to reflect on all the people who showed the goodwill to make it possible, including the then Minister of Sport, the late Steve Tshwete.

“The Proteas have become an instantly recognisable brand and there have been many heart-warming moments over the years from the time that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) proposed CSA’s admission to the ICC and invited the Proteas for their first international engagement in India in 1991.

“At the same time we must take stock of our current situation and acknowledge that much work still needs to be done on many fronts as we go about our vision of making South African cricket a truly national sport that is accessible to all,” he concluded.

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