St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Unification St George's Park - Chapter 23 - Frank Brache and Hassan Howa
Chapter 23 - Frank Brache and Hassan Howa
Harold Wilson

Frank Brache, an earlier defector to WPCU played a pivotal role by liaising with Hassan Howa during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He would set up meetings for Howa whenever top international sporting organisations would come to Cape Town. This special link prompted SACU to mandate Brache to make contact with the SACB. He met Howa at the home of Ebrahim Dawood in Heathfield. Brache informed Howa that 20 South African Companies were prepared to donate R1-million for the development of cricket facilities throughout the country. The companies were not concerned as to who would be involved.

Hassan Howa showed interest and Brache contacted Ali Bacher in December 1986. Bacher flew to Cape Town and met Howa and the WPCBs executive in the home of Ebrahim Dawood on January 5, 1987. After the meeting Howa invited Bacher to visit with him the SACBs under 19 tournament which was in progress at Mitchells Plain.


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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Discrimination Rears its Ugly Head
Chapter 3 - Establishment of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Chapter 4 - Splintering of the South African Coloured Cricket Board
Chapter 5 - National Political Influences and World War II
Chapter 6 - The Establishment of the South African Cricket Board of Control
Chapter 7 - Change Racial Affiliation to Single Provincial Affiliation
Chapter 8 - In Search of International Competition
Chapter 9 - The Basil D'Oliviera Affair
Chapter 10 - Prime Minister John Vorster Reacts
Chapter 11 - South African Cricket Association's Attempts to Secure Tours
Chapter 12 - Hassan Howa's Term of Office
Chapter 13 - The Advent of SACOS
Chapter 14 - SACBOC's Application to ICC for Associate Membership
Chapter 15 - Dr Piet Koornhof's Attempt to Normalise Cricket
Chapter 16 - In Search of Unity
Chapter 17 - A Unification without Western Province Cricket Board (SACBOC)
Chapter 18 - Unification Hampered by Problems
Chapter 19 - The Establishment of a New Non-Racial Cricket Body
Chapter 20 - SACU's Inability to Regain Admission to International Cricket
Chapter 21 - Double Standards Resolution of SACOS
Chapter 22 - Boycotts Became a Powerful Weapon
Chapter 23 - Frank Brache and Hassan Howa
Chapter 24 - The Demise of Howa's Role in Cricket
Chapter 25 - SACOS versus the NSC
Chapter 26 - The Mike Gatting Tour
Chapter 27 - Thabo Mbeki the Mediator
Chapter 28 - Retraction of Rebel Tours
Chapter 29 - Steve Tswete the Facilitator
Chapter 30 - Declaration of Intent
Chapter 31 - Merger of the WPCB and WPCU
Chapter 32 - Establishment of the United Cricket Board
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Eastern Province Trials on Merit to be Sought