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”