WPCA respond to Hanover Park Cricket Club’s claims of ‘lack of transparency’

File image: Hanover Park Cricket Club.

The Western Province Cricket Association have formally responded to Hanover Park Cricket Club’s allegations of “lack of transparency” and general unfair treatment.

The WPCA’s response comes after a report, which included several claims of mismanagement, was prematurely published by The South African. The report was without comment from WPCA and effectively one-sided.

Chairperson Ashraf Allie stated Hanover Park Cricket Club are not among the so-called “elite clubs” – and are “disadvantaged continually“. Members are “disillusioned,” added Allie.

The WPCA’s response was availed to all affiliated clubs – and belatedly published by The South African on Thursday. It listed several measures of support for Hanover Park Cricket Club, including:

  • Financial support to the value of R 34,300 given to the club in 2020, specifically for the
    upgrade of their nets.
  • Support was given for their overseas tour to the United Kingdom in 2019.
  • “WPCA have consistently paid HPCC their grant every season, besides the additional
    support given to the club”

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