WELL done to Graeme Sauls, the newly elected head of cricket ("Fresh hope for EP Cricket with new man at helm", October 16). He needs to understand the magnitude of expectation that goes with his appointment.
Time for officials who bask in the glory and deliver little is well and truly over. We have gone backwards instead of forward in terms of levelling the playing fields for all.
Just take a look at your junior representative sides and you will see that most of those boys come from upper class, expensive schools. It is an indictment of the administrators of the game that poor government-funded schools are left to their own devices.
We need a hierarchy that will fight to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity. The townships have so much talent, but their players' chances of realising their full potential are hampered by the lack of decent coaching and facilities.
Sauls will do well to pressure those paid employees that are just there for the glory and the gravy. We need people who talk big and who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work.
We need a complete overhaul or face the danger of falling behind. Proper structures will ensure quality cricketers.
Feizal Nicholas, Korsten, Port Elizabeth