Cape Town - The Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) have
announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Jono
Leaf-Wright will take up his post on October 1, 2019.
37-year-old entrepreneur started cricket coaching in 2001 and was first
involved with Gauteng Cricket during the 2003 Cricket World Cup through an
Leaf-Wright has been involved with Montrose Primary
School and the educational system for over 17 years and in 2009 completed and
passed his CSA Level Three Coaching Qualification. He has been a Cricket South
Africa National U19 Talent Scout for 11 years and the Lions U19 Coach for the
past 11 years as well.
Leaf-Wright has assisted the Royal Challengers
Bangalore in previous IPL's and Champions Leagues and more recently was
appointed manager of Jozi Stars during the first Mzansi Super League in 2018.
"We are in challenging but exciting times in South
Africa and with a spirit of innovation, partnerships, service excellence and a
shared vision, I believe we will achieve the desired future for Gauteng
Cricket. As I take on this role, I want to ensure that together with the CGL
team, we will deliver cricket in the Province as well as a stadium that our
sport loving community can be proud of. I would like to take this opportunity
to thank Fredericks for the growth and development of the union as the
largest in South Africa. I have big shoes to fill thanks to him," commented Leaf-Wright.
CGL President Jack Madiseng would
like to thank long-standing CEO Greg Fredericks for his outstanding service
"Greg has been an incredible asset to Central Gauteng Lions
and a man that we are certainly sad to say farewell to. However, we welcome
Jono to our team with open arms: We believe that Jono will flourish from the
platform established by Fredericks and his team and that our fans, players
and stakeholders will be well rewarded with an efficient, effective and
innovative union that they can be proud of!"