KZNCU Cricket Museum opens

The Kwa-Zulu Natal Cricket Union last night officially opened its Museum at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.

The project was spearheaded by historians Krish Reddy, Goolam Vahed and Professor Ashwin Desai.

The museum boasts an array of literature, artefacts and memorabilia dating back to the early 1900’s.

“It’s important to celebrate our rich cricketing heritage and to preserve this for future generations,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

“We have a diverse cricket history and culture and the opening of the museum at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead will allow cricket fans to learn and share in this rich knowledge.”

At the CSA Transformation Indaba held in September 2013, a number of resolutions were taken including some falling under the cricket legacy banner.

Projects in this stream included the recognition of players who had represented the various South African Cricket bodies pre-1991 and the establishment of museums around the country to tell the full story of South African cricket across all the previous racially segregated bodies.

“I must acknowledge Mr Krish Reddy for having himself preserved so much valuable memorabilia over many years and congratulate the KZNCU for having established the museum so smartly. I now look forward to the other centres following this lead,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.

Fans wanting to visit the museum should contact the reception desk at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead to make arrangements.

(from left): KZNCU President Fa-eez Jaffar, Professor Ashwin Desai, CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, Cassim Docrat and Krish Reddy

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