United Cricket Club president named WPCA vice-president

File image: Ashraf Burns.

United Cricket Club’s Ashraf Burns was named the Western Province Cricket Association’s new vice-president earlier this week.

Doctor De Vries Basson of Durbanville Cricket Club was appointed a non-independent director – and advocate Nicolas Kock succeeded the outgoing Beresford Williams as president. Williams has been elevated to Cricket South Africa’s vice-presidency.

“Burns is a dedicated and committed president of United Cricket Club. He has served on the board for many years and has a particular passion for club cricket,” read a statement from the WPCA.

“Doctor Basson was the local leagues chairman for 13 years and served with distinction in this capacity.”

Kock is a lecturer at the institute for social development at the University of Western Cape – and an executive director at the university’s sports skills for life skills programme.

“Kock has waited in the wings as vice-president for many years and finally has the opportunity to take Western Province to greater heights,” added WPCA chief executive officer Nabeal Dien.

“He is an extremely level-headed thinker and dedicated professional, who has been involved with community sport at UWC for many years and has assisted many students in education. He has a particular passion for education. We wish him well for the future.”