Cricket South Africa no more than an employment bureau

Cricket South Africa today is no more than an employment bureau with very little respect for standards, outcomes and being cost effective. They recently announced through the media that they have 64 employees of which 52 are black. This was part of an ad hoc media release on their transformation success at staff levels when they found themselves under pressure from both the government and public. This number excludes expensive consultants that they also make use of, and all the employees in the 13 provinces. Reading this media release took me down memory lane to 1984 when I was appointed the first full-time employee of the Griqualand West Cricket Union, today called Northern Cape. I was the second full-time administrator appointed in South African cricket after Dr Ali Bacher, who about three months earlier had been appointed as Managing Director of the Transvaal Cricket Council, today called the Gauteng Cricket… Continue reading