CSA talk transformation

2011-09-05 12:15

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) will launch the 2011-12 season in Sandton this week when nearly 300 delegates converge for CSA’s Annual Conference.

The theme for this year’s conference is: Creating a better TOMORROW for all in cricket.

The two-day event will include individual workshops for the various components that make up CSA’s activities across both the professional and amateur landscape. The high point will come when CSA CEO Gerald Majola takes delegates through the Presidential Plan for the next four years (2011-15).

Transformation will also feature significantly on the agenda and the Conference comes to a highlighted conclusion with the official Season Launch function on Friday evening.

“This is probably the most important week of the year for CSA,” commented Majola. “It is the one time when the entire family of CSA comes together to discuss issues, come up with solutions and plan a united way forward on all fronts.

“The Conference follows this week’s training camp for the Proteas’ Castle Lager squad as we get all our strategies together for another very busy season.

“We will be hosting touring sides from Australia and Sri Lanka while our under-19 squad will be going to the ICC under-19 World Cup early next year with high expectations of doing extremely well. The Proteas also have a crack at another major trophy at the ICC World Twenty20 in a year’s time in Sri Lanka.

“For all these events to have successful outcomes it is important that we have all our strategies in place from grassroots level upwards and that includes transformation which will be a major focus of attention at the Conference.

“To expand our game properly and make it a national sport of winners it is important that we take the game to every corner of the country and particularly to create opportunities for the less fortunate members of our various communities.

“That is the only way we can create a better TOMORROW for all in cricket,” Majola concluded.


  • Cire - 2011-09-05 12:41

    CSA needs to be 'transformed' before it is capable of running cricket in this country!

      FIGHT4FAIRSA - 2011-09-05 14:25

      The fact that we have a national team that is unsuccessful despite being one of the best resourced in the world highlights the fact that CRICKET SA's problems lie much deeper....sadly politics have entered cricket in a big way and no one really gives a damn about developing the sport at all levels. If I were a sponsor I would pull out of cricket at top level and support club and school programmes only if the cricket body puts proper plans in place at that level. Once they have proven to be successful I would look at getting involved at the higher levels. Sadly that doesnt happen in our perfect world......

      roboman1 - 2011-09-05 14:27

      Why is Majola still there, I thought he would be in jail by now? I love cricket, but CSA need to start by transforming their executive, fire Majola and then have presentations etc!

  • Met - 2011-09-05 12:50

    They should start at the executive by getting capable people who are there to work in the interests of cricket and not themselves, I hope that their transformation does not involve racial discrimination aka quotas which will result in even more players playing for other countries

  • kaas1 - 2011-09-05 12:51

    National sport of winners is the right idea but that mean that you have to select the best and not according to what the government want

  • hertzel - 2011-09-05 13:04 it not time that the Provinces issue a " vote of no confidence " in Majola before the game can move forward ?

  • Benzo - 2011-09-05 13:12

    "transformation" has become a "vies" word and stands for legalised "racism" and scheduled "under-performance" forced upon an orgaisation by an ANC nominated "yes" man .

      Grynch - 2011-09-05 13:21

      Not a helpful comment Benzo.

  • phoenix - 2011-09-05 13:41

    When you select by color, instead of ability, you will always remain second best, and South Africa is becoming very adept at doing that.

      Grynch - 2011-09-05 14:24

      Apart from Duminy in tests and Robbie Petersen in one day who else are you referring to?

  • kyle schutte - 2011-09-05 14:36

    How's about we "transform" the executive committee and get rid of all the so called administrators who are sucking the sport dry. To be successful in anything, your house needs to be in order and that always starts from the top!

  • Yobo - 2011-09-05 15:21

    We ask ourselves why so many SA born players are in other countries applying their trade? Yip you guessed right, talent is overlooked for quota system. When are youngsters with talent going to make the team because they are good and not because of colour.

  • Yobo - 2011-09-05 15:38

    What is going to happen to kids with talent? They are not making the junior teams because each team needs to have 7 players of colour???? So they go apply their trade in another country eg England maybe tht is why they are No 1 in the world at test cricket? Other countries are smiling as they invite SA juniors into there system. When is the quota system going to be dropped and the best of the best picked to play for SA??????

  • Caleb Moyce - 2011-09-05 16:10

    I think you should talk about getting a new job! stop filling up news headlines and get into developing the youth!

  • HelenErnie Starita - 2015-04-04 08:32

    the anc now really wants to make our cricket and rugby teams as useless as bafana bafana and probably rename the proteas bobjana bobjana and the sharks banana banana.

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