GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - South Western District Cricket CEO, Albertus Kennedy, has been appointed as the interim CEO of Western Cape Cricket, the holding company of the Cape Cobras franchise.
Western Cape Cricket chairman, Advocate Nic Kock, confirmed the appointment in a press release last Friday.
Kennedy, undoubtedly one of the top sport administrators in the SWD and South Africa, has been at the helm of SWD Cricket for over 15 years and will maintain a role of shared responsibility between the franchise and the affiliate.
In announcing his appointment, Kock confirmed that Kennedy will have the full support of the Western Cape Cricket Board. "Albertus has served SWD and Western Cape Cricket diligently throughout the years and we are delighted to appoint him in the role of interim franchise CEO, which will give the professional arm of our business the stability in leadership it calls for during this time.
"We thank the SWD board and their board members for releasing Albertus for this dual role and we trust that he will do a fantastic job."
Kennedy told George Herald that he is excited about the challenge and expressed gratitude for the opportunity. "I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to cricket during these unprecedented times. I want to thank the chairman and the Western Cape Cricket Board who have entrusted me with this crucial role. I'd also like to thank Mr Rudy Claassen, chairman of the SWD board, and the SWD board members for allowing me to explore this new and exciting challenge.
"I look forward to engaging with the operational team at the Cape Cobras and ensuring that we continue our upward curve of producing players for the Proteas team and striving for trophies at domestic level."
To say that Kennedy will be sorely missed, is arguably the understatement of the decade. His business acumen, professional conduct and enthusiasm in growing cricket in die Southern Cape is unsurpassed. Fortunately, he won't be lost for cricket in SA.
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