WPCA ‘looking all over the country’ for new CEO

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The Western Province Cricket Association want to appoint former chief executive officer Michael Canterbury’s successor by the end of next month.

Canterbury’s exit was confirmed last month. He was absent from the role for several months due to illness.

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“We’re looking for someone who is commercially strong with a cricket background. We are looking all over the country,” WPCA president Johannes Adams told Rapport.

“We need to get the crowds back, we need to restore the union’s financial footing and we need to create a consistently performing provincial team. Getting the right chief executive will go some way to putting those things in place.”

Cricket South Africa representative Corrie van Zyl is currently working with the WPCA amid the end of Canterbury’s tenure.

“Ideally we’d like to have the new person in place by the beginning of April, so there can be a handover period before Corrie goes,” added Adams.

Dolphins Cricket chief executive officer Heinrich Strydom is reportedly in contention to succeed Canterbury.

“It’s not good for governance, me getting involved as president, but hopefully, if we get the right candidate, that will change,” concluded Adams.

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