Jason Sathiaseelan has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of KZN Inland Cricket.
This is the latest step in the organisation becoming an independent affiliate of Cricket South Africa following seven years of stewardship under the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union.
The KZNCU governing structures took control over KZNI and about a year ago conveyed to CSA that they felt that KZNI was once again in a position where it could function on its own.
KZNCU, under the watchful eye of CSA, then embarked on a formal process to secure CSA affiliate status for Inland, and the formation of independent structures was one of the main requirements.
In February KZNI hosted their inaugural Annual General Meeting in Pietermaritzburg, where a board was elected with Shaun van der Byl as the President. At the meeting it was also agreed that KZNI would operate as an affiliate of the KZNCU until the CSA Member’s Council approves CSA affiliation status.
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“Jason is the right person to take KZNI forward as he has been the Cricket Services Manager since 2017 and has been an integral part of Inland Cricket,” said KZN Inland President, Shaun van der Byl.
“Even though KZNI will remain an affiliate to KZNCU, this is a big moment in the history of Inland cricket as we start to operate independently again,” said Sathiaseelan. “I would like to thank Inland President Shaun van der Byl and the Inland board for entrusting me with this important responsibility.”