NORTHERNS CRICKET repeated their first place overall from 2017 when the results were announced of the Incentive Scorecard system for 2018 that rewards Members who exceed the basic delivery and compliance requirements of the CSA operating and funding objectives.
There were also very good achievements by Boland Cricket, Western Province Cricket and Kwazulu-Natal Cricket.
A pool of R5-million is available to the best performing provinces in the three categories.
Northerns finished top overall in category one which rewards the top four provinces provided they have a minimum qualifying score of 75% on the points scale. In category two which covers select categories Northerns finished top in Coach Education and finished joint top in Governance with Boland and KwaZulu-Natal.
Boland finished second overall in category one and were also the winners in category two of both Finance & Administration and Player Performance Plan in addition to their Governance award.
KwaZulu-Natal, who finished fourth overall in category one, also finished top in both RPC and Hubs and Youth Cricket in category two in addition to their Governance award and also won the prize in category three as the most improved member.
Western Province finished third overall in category one.
“This draws to a close the fourth year of the Operational Model,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe. “The review and feedback of the Incentive Scorecard has been a productive exercise and one which we believe will enhance the performance of CSA and each Member. We can be very satisfied with the progress made by all Members in all categories.
“The progress made to date is a clear indication that the Operational Model has been embraced by all. We are confident that this will translate into cricket in South Africa being world-class, in administration, governance and performance.
“It is pleasing to note the overall year on year improvement of 14.92%. The areas that have shown noticeable improvement are Administration, Youth Cricket, Women’s Cricket Development, Data Management and Presidential Plan Positions.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to give special thanks and appreciation to Border Cricket and KZN for remarkably improving the cricket standards of Kei Cricket and KZN Inland Cricket respectively since taking over as custodians of these regions in September 2015,” concluded Mr. Moroe.