Eugene Jacobs has been named chief executive officer of Eastern Province Cricket.
Jacobs was CEO at Northern Cape Cricket since 2013.
“I am really excited to be appointed in Eastern Province with its rich cricket history and culture and I would like to make a difference in the lives of the cricketers, coaches and administrators of the province,” said Jacobs.
“I am humbled by the warm welcome and thank the board of EP Cricket for trusting me with this very important portfolio.”
Jacobs succeeds Williams
Jacobs has succeeded former Eastern Province Cricket CEO Mark Williams, who held the position since 2016.
EPC board chairperson Dai-Tai Marais added: “Eugene brings extensive cricket administration experience at very senior levels, having worked across all cricketing portfolios.
“Eugene’s passion for growing talent from grassroots, has seen many professional players pass through his hands.
“The EPC board thanks Dr Mark Williams for the manner in which he has led the organisation over the last six years.
“This has been one of the most challenging times in our sport and Dr Williams has expertly managed to sustain the viability of the union.
“He continues with his role as CEO for the Warriors team as well as heading up EPC’s commercial business entity, Mega Sportz NPC.”