Dolphins stalwart Khaya Zondo has been elected to serve as president of the South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca).
He will hold the position, which became vacant after his predecessor Omphile Ramela resigned in November, for a two-year term.
Zondo has been part of the Saca executive committee – the body that elected him – for three years.
‘We are delighted to have Khaya on board as our new president,’ Saca CEO Andrew Breetzke said. ‘He has already served a number of years on our players’ executive committee and therefore has first-hand experience of the various challenges facing the game.’
On taking up the position, Zondo commented: ‘It is an honour to be elected president of Saca, following in the footsteps of individuals such as Ramela, JP Duminy and Robin Peterson.
‘We face massive challenges with Covid, the domestic restructure, transformation, and the financial security of the game. As an organisation, Saca will continue to confront these challenges with the best interests of players and the game at heart. Saca belongs to the players, its strength lies in its diversity and ability to unify players.’
In reviewing the year, Breetzke stated: ‘2020 has been a year like no other in South African cricket, and the challenges facing our game at times feel overwhelming. However, we are proud of the fact that despite these challenges, Saca has continued to ensure that the best interests of the players are promoted and protected, as well as those of the game.’