Recently, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula revoked the rights of a handful of federations to host international tournaments including CSA because of the lack of transformation in the respective sports.
Van Zyl believes South African cricket will see the rewards of the strategies implemented by CSA in the future.
“We believe that we on the right rack and we doing the right things, we will bear the fruits of the efforts that we put in at grassroots level.”
He went onto say that the public do not always witness the programmes that are already in in place. “It’s not always easy for people to see what CSA are doing at grassroots level and at any level for that matter.”
The former Proteas interim coach says transformation is not just about the professional teams.
“It’s mostly the things you see every day like the national team or franchise cricket that captures the attention of people.”
A former international cricketer himself, Van Zyl believes much of their [CSA] work is for the future of national cricket in terms of playing personnel.
“A lot is being done within grassroots cricket to make sure we have sustainable pipeline that will ensure we have a representative team.”