• What CSA wants in convenor of selection

    Cricket South Africa has advertised for a successor to former convenor of selection Linda Zondi, who might reapply for the post. Here are the essential requirements for the job, as listed on CSA’s careers page.

    Essential requirements

    • A relevant diploma or bachelors’ degree in sports management or a similar qualification
    • A minimum of five years’ proven experience as a selector;
    • Proven experience in talent identification and scouting of cricketers
    • Understand the transformation objectives of CSA
    • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
    • Excellent report-writing skills

    Also important

    • Good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Conflict management and resolution skills
    • Sound analysis and judgement
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Ability to plan, organise and work effectively on own and as part of a team
    • Ability to work under pressure and handling of stress
    • Passionate about the game of cricket

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    ‘The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the existence of effective talent identification and selection systems as well as processes across all levels of the pipeline with the view of CSA having winning and representative national teams,’ states CSA.

    ‘The role will report to director of cricket Graeme Smith and is integral to the effective and efficient functioning of the cricket services department.’

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