Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in South Africa. The board was originally created as the United Cricket Board of South Africa in 1991.

Cricket South Africa
Cricket South Africa.svg
SportCricket
JurisdictionNational
AbbreviationCSA
AffiliationInternational Cricket Council
Affiliation dateJune 29, 1991 (1991-06-29)
HeadquartersJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
PresidentBeresford Williams (acting)[1][2]
CEOKugandrie Govender (acting)[3]
DirectorGraeme Smith
Men's coachSouth Africa Mark Boucher
Women's coachSouth Africa Hilton Moreeng
SponsorBetway, Momentum, Sunfoil, KFC, New Balance, Castle, Powerade, Bidvest, Ticket Pro, SuperSport, BitCo, Coca-Cola, Virgin Active, Momentum Health, SABC Sport, Kemach JCB, Ram Couriers, Springbok Atlas, Phizz[4]
ReplacedUnited Cricket Board of South Africa
Official website
www.cricket.co.za

HistoryEdit

During South Africa's absence from international cricket, a number of different organisations ran domestic cricket: initially the South Africa Cricket Association (SACA), South African Cricket Board of Control (SACBOC) and the South African Cricket Board (SAACB). In 1976 these three organisations agreed to establish one single board to govern South African cricket, and that all future cricket in the country would be played on an integrated basis regardless of race or colour. However, the new board – the South African Cricket Union (SACU) – was not recognised by a small dissenting group in the SACBOC, who set up the South African Cricket Board (SACB).[5]

In June 1991, the South African Cricket Union and the South African Cricket Board merged to form the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCB). The unification ended enforced racial separation, and only a month later, on 10 July 1991, South Africa was re-admitted as a full member of the ICC.[6]

SuspensionEdit

In September 2020, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee suspended Cricket South Africa for 'maladministration and malpractices' and took over the cricket operations in the country. International Cricket Council could suspend South Africa due to government interference, which is against their rules, as they suspended Zimbabwe Cricket in 2019. [7]

Domestic competitionsEdit

South Africa's three major domestic competitions are the Sunfoil Series (four-day first-class competition), the Momentum One Day Cup (List A one-day competition) and T20 Domestic Cup (domestic Twenty20 competition). CSA Provincial Competitions include a three-day first-class competition, a List A one-day competition and the T20. Generally encompassing more than one provincial associate team, six first-class teams take part in these competitions. In June 2017, the new South African T20 league franchise called the T20 Global League were set to begin on 16 November 2017. However, the competition was postponed due to lack of sponsorship and logistics problems. The competition was set moving forward to begin at the 2018 season and the league was renamed as Mzansi Super League.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://cricket.co.za/news/35850/CSA-appoints-Acting-President
  2. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/cricket-south-south-africa-new-acting-president-beresford-williams-president-chief-executive-officer-resign-1712515-2020-08-18
  3. ^ "CSA Announces the Termination of Employment of its CEO, Thabang Moroe". cricket.co.za. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Cricket South Africa - Commercial Partners". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ Williams, Jack (2001). Cricket and Race. Oxford: Berg. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-85973-309-7. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  6. ^ "About CSA". Cricket South Africa. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  7. ^ "South Africa risk ban from international cricket after government body suspends CSA". DNA. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
Sources
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack

External linksEdit