Xander Snyders has been elected as the new president of Free State Cricket following the union’s 128th Annual General Meeting, which was held on Monday night.
Snyders, who previously worked for OFM as a sport journalist, takes over the reins from Zola Thamae, whose tenure came to an end.
Thamae will, however, stay on as the deputy president of the union.
Snyders told Bloemfontein Courant that their first task at hand will be to re-establish the legacy of Free State Cricket.
“It is a difficult time for Free State Cricket, but we are fortunate to have an experienced executive. Together with the CEO, Johan van Heerden, and the Free State Cricket staff, we will do everything in our power to re-establish the legacy of the sport in the province.
“It was exciting to watch the Solidarity Cup with all the Proteas over the past weekend. It just shows you that cricket can work in these difficult times.
“We acknowledge that changes need to be made and new strategies need to be adopted. The board and I are passionate about cricket and we will definitely take on the challenge to build a strong cricket legacy in these difficult times.”
Warren Boyes will also serve as the deputy and he will be in charge of cricket affairs, while Jeff Mosala is the treasurer. – MORGAN PIEK