CSA plans excellence centre

2013-04-16 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Cricket South Africa (CSA) yesterday unveiled exciting new plans to build a Centre of Cricketing Excellence at the current High Performance Centre (HPC) at the University of Pretoria’s Sports Complex.

Known as the CSA Centre of Excellence, this R30 million project was recently given the go-ahead and approval by the newly formed CSA board of directors.

The project is a joint undertaking between CSA and the university, which has made the land available free of charge on a long-term basis, and will also be used by the university’s own cricket club. In terms of the agreement, the Centre of Excellence will also enjoy the use of the university’s main cricket oval.

“The CSA Centre of Excellence will compare more than favourably with similar centres around the world at Loughborough in England, Brisbane in Australia and at the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in Dubai,” said CSA Acting CEO Naasei Appiah.

“It will contribute to the long-term success of cricket in South Africa. The support of the University of Pretoria and the HPC and the passion of CSA for excellence will ensure that [the centre] will be the best in the world.”

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