Since the announcement to form part of Western Cape, the affiliates, Boland, Western Province and SWD, formulated various structural and operational plans to enhance the process.
Nabeal Dien, chief executive of Western Cape Cricket, hailed the meeting as ground-breaking. “An initiative which gathered momentum earlier in the year, culminated in a historic weekend in every respect of the word. It is a relationship that can only grow from strength to strength for both players and administrators,” he said.
Albertus Kennedy, chief executive of SWD Cricket, hailed the meeting as a significant milestone in the Southern Cape region which could bolster the development of the game in the region.
At the meeting during the weekend, the affiliates outlined their operational plans and an action plan to coordinate franchise-activities and –events.
The fundamental principle for these engagements is in accordance with the
SASCOC-requirement for alignment in the geopolitical provinces.
A triangular tournament was held in Oudtshoorn the past weekend to select a Western Cape Franchise Academy team.
This team will participate in the Cricket South Africa Franchise Academy tournament hosted by SWD Cricket in Oudtshoorn from 15 to 19 September.
“The unified academy team and the historic merger could underpin the further growth of the game in the Western Cape region,” said Angelo Carolissen, president of Boland cricket.