Cricket

Dolphins ex-CEO: NZ job too good to pass

2016-09-19 14:33
Pete de Wet (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former CEO of the Dolphins, Pete de Wet said that the opportunity to get a job abroad was too good to pass and decided to leave his job in South Africa.

De Wet signed a five-year contract for the Dolphins, but pulled out 18 months later after he accepted the job to become the Chief Executive of the Central Districts Cricket Association in Napier.

According to Stuff website, de Wet couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work in New Zealand, as he was keen for a challenge.

"The CD (Central Districts) opportunity was definitely something I was keen to get my head into and I made the call to leave," he said.

"It's really just understanding the lay of the land. I don't want to make too many drastic changes immediately.

"There's a lot more money and a lot more in the coffers."

The 41-year-old replaced Chris Lander in April 2015 and said that the decision to leave South Africa was purely personal.

De Wet stood in for interim boss Lander, who stood in 13 months after Neil Hood's resignation.

During his time at the Dolphins, De Wet helped revamp the franchise’s brand, upgrade Kingsmead and saw the team finish as runners up in the 2015/16 T20 Challenge.

He and his wife, along with his two kids arrived in New Zealand in June.

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