St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Unification St George's Park - Chapter 30 - Declaration of Intent
Chapter 30 - Declaration of Intent
Harold Wilson

The meeting adopted a Declaration of Intent.

a) To form one non-racial, democratic controlling body under a single constitution. The vision of non-racialism in a future South Africa shall include equality, irrespective of race, colour, creed, sex, religion, and shall mean equality in every sphere of life.

Non-racialism shall be the guiding principle in our endeavour to achieve unity, peace and harmony in cricket in our country.

b) To develop, administer and to make available opportunities for all those who wish to play cricket at all levels as soon as possible.

c) To immediately form a committee comprising members of the South African Cricket Board and the business community to formulate urgent strategies to urgently redress imbalances in regard to separate educational systems, sponsorships and facilities.

d) To contribute, through cricket, to the creation of a just society in South Africa, where everybody, democratically, has a common say and a common destiny.

e) To respect the sports moratorium against cricket tours to and from South Africa. To respect existing individual contracts pertaining to overseas professional cricketers playing in South Africa at present.

It will be the responsibility of the newly formed national body, thereafter, to determine the desirability of overseas professional cricketers playing in South Africa.

f) To have respect for, and obtain recognition from, and membership of, the International Cricket Council.

g) To establish a working relationship with SANROC and the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa.

h) To administer and share, with immediate effect, the resources within the development field.

i) To undertake to school the respective constituencies of the South African Cricket Board and the South African Cricket Union, of the spirit and letter with immediate effect.

At the January, 1991, Steering Committee meeting a directive was issued that provinces should form joint development committees to direct cricket development at grassroots level, Khaya Majola was appointed by SACB to work with Ali Bacher on a national development project.


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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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