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The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) held a successful AGM on 8 December 2021 which was attended online by members and player representatives from around the country.
Members in attendance elected their Players’ Executive who will serve and represent them on SACA Executive Committee (Exco) for the next two years.
Dominic Hendricks was newly elected along with Farhaan Behardien, Grant Thomson who were re-elected. They are joined by Khaya Zondo, who is in his second year as president, Lizelle Lee and Temba Bavuma who will serve as co-opted Exco members.
In commenting on the discussions at the AGM, SACA CEO, Andrew Breetzke stated; “cricket is in a healthier position than it was 12 months ago, especially from a CSA governance perspective. However, 2021 has still been a very difficult year and cricket in South Africa faces significant financial challenges over the next few years. To this end, we are grateful that the Indian team will be proceeding with the tour this summer.
“Covid and the ‘bubble life’ have continued to place all players under immense pressure and SACA has provided psychological support to players and their families during this period. The sustainability of these bubbles from a human perspective remains a concern for all involved in the game” added Breetzke
Breetzke also thanked the SACA Executive Committee, and Khaya Zondo in particular, for their ongoing commitment to SACA during 2021. Their support and direction on important matters such as the domestic restructure, SJN and Covid was critical in ensuring the player voice is heard.
“On behalf of the player group, I would like to thank out-going Exco Member Mignon du Preez for her service and commitment to the player cause. As the first female SACA Executive Committee member, she has led the way for women within our game.”
“As the representative of the player group, we will continue to fight for the rights of players and to confront any challenges in the best interests of the players, and the game. SACA is an association by players and for players and our strength lies in our unity” concluded SACA President Khaya Zondo.