Cape Town - The Kwa-Zulu Natal Cricket Union last night officially
opened its Museum at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.
The project was spearheaded by historians Krish Reddy, Goolam Vahed and
Professor Ashwin Desai.
The museum boasts an array of literature, artefacts and memorabilia dating back
to the early 1900’s.
“It’s important to celebrate our rich cricketing heritage and to preserve this
for future generations,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive,
“We have a diverse cricket history and culture and the opening of the museum at
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead will allow cricket fans to learn and share in this
At the CSA Transformation Indaba held in September 2013, a number of
resolutions were taken including some falling under the cricket legacy banner.
Projects in this stream included the recognition of players who had represented
the various South African Cricket bodies pre-1991 and the establishment of
museums around the country to tell the full story of South African cricket
across all the previous racially segregated bodies.
“I must acknowledge Mr Krish Reddy for having himself preserved so much
valuable memorabilia over many years and congratulate the KZNCU for having
established the museum so smartly. I now look forward to the other centres
following this lead,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.
Fans wanting to visit the museum should contact the reception desk at Sahara
Stadium Kingsmead to make arrangements.