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Eastern Cape Cricket Unites

A new organisation has been formed to unite Eastern Province Cricket and Border Cricket under a single banner in order to promote cricket development in the province.

“The establishment of Eastern Cape Cricket (ECC) will strengthen the game in the province,” says Chairman Donovan May (pictured), who is also President of Eastern Province Cricket (EP Cricket).

The Deputy Chair of the new organisation is Border President Simphiwe Ndzundzu.

“Our objective is to grow cricket in the Eastern Cape down to grassroots level. This includes schools’ cricket and club cricket,” says May. “There will be a special emphasis on women’s’ cricket. Greater attention will also be paid to creating opportunities for the disabled to play the game.”

The formation of ECC makes cricket in the Eastern Cape fully compliant with the “geopolitical alignment” of Cricket South Africa and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), according to May.

All the provinces are required to have only one representative body.

The Eastern Cape is, however, expected to retain its two seats on the CSA Members Council.

Border Cricket and EPC will continue to run their existing regions, as the province is too big geographically for a single body, and both are deeply rooted in their regional district cricket structures, according to May.

They will continue to be responsible for raising funding and securing sponsorships for their respective operations and teams.

Dylan Rogers
Dylan Rogers

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