Cricket South Africa (CSA) announces that fourteen new clubs have achieved ‘blue flag’ status at the conclusion of the 2021/22 season.
The “Blue Flag Status for Clubs” is a CSA recognition given to clubs for running an effective cricket pipeline structure.
The criteria used to reach this status is based on administration capabilities, adequate facilities, minimum number of teams and suitably qualified coaches.
Affiliate registered clubs need to complete a Club Quality Index (CQI) to reach their status. The CQI is an administrative self-evaluation instrument that serves to guide in finding the status of a registered club in driving the CSA Presidential Plan club-cricket aims.
A club wishing to find Blue Flag Status must score 90 percent on the CQI. To date, 34 clubs around the country have reached the status.
The qualifying clubs will be able to wear the prestigious CSA Blue Flag logo on all cricket playing apparel and will be awarded a CSA plaque of recognition.
“We recognize the commitment of our clubs towards CSA’s strategic objectives to provide our cricketers with a wide variety of opportunities that offer exposure to showcase their talent,” said CSA Senior Cricket Manager, Johan Weyers.
“The award stands alone proudly seeing their hard work, dedication, and leadership as Blue Flag Clubs within our Members. This accomplishment is just one step on their journey to make cricket accessible to all.
“The ability to search for solutions to challenges and find innovative ways to improve our club cricket system is the key to this success,” concluded Weyers.
MEMBER BLUE FLAG CLUBS
University of the Witwatersrand Cricket Club, Wanderers Cricket Club (Central Gauteng Lions), United Brothers Cricket Club (Eastern Province Cricket), KwaThema Cricket Club (Easterns Cricket), Central University of Technology Cricket Club (Free State Cricket), Howick Cricket Club, Lancashire Cricket Club (KZN Inland), Nkowankowa Cricket Club (Limpopo Cricket), Sasol Cricket Club (Mpumalanga Cricket), Ikageng Cricket Club, The Geek Academy Cricket Club (North West Cricket), Yorkshire Cricket Club (Northern Cape Cricket), Rylands Cricket Club, Victoria Cricket Club (Western Province Cricket Association).