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New appointments at Lions and EP Cricket

Eastern Province Cricket has announced the appointment of Eugene Jacobs as Chief Executive Officer.

Jacobs joins EP Cricket from Northern Cape Cricket, which he has headed up since July 2013.

“I am really excited to be appointed in Eastern Province with its rich cricket history and culture, and I would like to make a difference in the lives of the cricketers, coaches and administrators of the province,” said Jacobs. “I am humbled by the warm welcome and thank the board of EP Cricket for trusting me with this very important portfolio.”

Mark Williams will continue in his role as CEO of the Warriors team, as well as heading up EPC’s commercial business entity, Mega Sportz NPC.

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Lions Cricket, meanwhile, has appointed Asif Khan as Stadium Manager of DP World Wanderers. Khan previously held the same position at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban. Khan takes over from the retiring Cyril Martin.

Khan has a Diploma in Sports Management from the Durban University of Technology and spent 15 years at Kingsmead, including managing the visits of 14 international tours.

“Asif’s experience is unrivalled,” said Lions Cricket CEO Jono Leaf-Wright. “I’m delighted to welcome him to our Pride and with the help of Cyril Martin, I have seen first-hand how this handover has been effective, efficient and educational. The iconic DP World Wanderers Stadium is once again in safe hands with a man who lives and breathes the game of cricket. Welcome Asif!”

“I am excited, relaxed and feel in control, thanks to Mr Martins having all systems perfectly in place for my takeover,” said Khan. “It is a privilege to be at this magical stadium and I simply cannot wait for the season to get underway!”

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