IT is that time of the year for us as cricketers to elect the executive who will run the cricket affairs of the province. The elections are happening at a time when cricket in our township is in disarray, and we will be entrusting the incoming executive with the powers and responsibilities.
I am very disappointed, because since transformation took place, we have achieved very little in developing cricket in our province and we still have many outstanding issues that need to be addressed. The people who we are electing do not have the development of cricket at heart, they have their own selfish interests.
We do not have a proper representation of black players in the provincial squad. We also lack black administrators to run our clubs effectively and we still have a shortage formally qualified coaches.
We also need more qualified umpires to stand in the higher leagues and provincial games.
We need to elect people the who are going to take the development of cricket very seriously.
We also need to deploy people into all the cricket formations as watchdogs to monitor the transformation process and those people should account directly to the ministry of sport.
Mzwandile Pepe Nkomombini, cricket coach, Port Elizabeth