Tygerberg Cricket Club and the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club are among the 20 clubs afforded ‘blue flag’ status by Cricket South Africa this week.
Tygerberg Cricket Club and the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club are the only Western Province Cricket Association representatives among the 20, but are accompanied by the Boland Cricket Board’s Vredenburg Saldanha Cricket Club and South Western Districts Cricket Board’s Union Stars Cricket Club.
“The aim of the blue-flag programme is to assess how all our clubs are performing in terms of a measurement tool called the clubs quality index,” said CSA acting manager of cricket pathways Edward Khoza.
“It gives recognition to clubs who are achieving CSA’s aims and objectives in terms of the presidential plan.
“The required criteria for this status include administrative capabilities, adequate facilities, a minimum number of teams – and suitably qualified coaches. Clubs are also required to score 90 percent on their CQI evaluation.
“Those clubs that achieve this status will qualify for a doubling of their prize money at both the Multiply T20 Community Cup and the Momentum National Club Championship.”
“The qualifying clubs will be able to wear the prestige CSA blue flag logo on the sleeve of their playing shirts and will be awarded a CSA plaque of recognition. This will happen at international matches during England’s tour to South Africa.”
Blue flag clubs for 2019
- Delfos Cricket Club
- Kagiso Cricket Club
- Randburg Cricket Club
- Soweto Pioneers Cricket Club
- University of Johannesburg Cricket Club
- Old Edwardians Cricket Club
- Mamelodi Cricket Club
- Atteridgeville Cricket Club
- Soshanguve Cricket Club
- University of Pretoria Cricket Club
- Impala Cricket Club
- Lichtenburg Cricket Club
- University of KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Club
- Masibemunye Cricket Club
- University of the Western Cape Cricket Club
- Tygerberg Cricket Club
- Duduza Cricket Club
South Western Districts
- Union Stars Cricket Club
- United Cricket Club
- Vredenburg Saldanha Cricket Club