• CSA invites Richardson recommendations

    Cricket South Africa has given consultant David Richardson the mandate to form a steering committee to make recommendations on the future structure of South African domestic cricket.

    The steering committee will examine all practical options on the future of the domestic game, including the best manner in which to close the gap in playing standard between domestic and international cricket and its financial implications.

    The committee is expected to report back to the board at its next meeting in the first quarter of 2020.

    The committee, in addition to Richardson, will consist of CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith and a representative of the South African Cricketers’ Association.

    ‘Domestic cricket is an important part of our talent development pipeline in ensuring that top quality players come through the system to maintain the Proteas as a major force in the world game,’ said CSA chairman Chris Nenzani.

    Cricket South Africa is currently involved in a legal battle with Saca over the proposed eradication of franchise cricket in favour of provincial competition.

    Smith accepted the director of cricketer post earlier this month. His tenure will last until the Indian Premier League next year. Former wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher, meanwhile, has been named head coach of the Proteas until 2023.

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