Dippenaar picked to lead SA players' association
Boeta Dippenaar has been elected as the president of the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) at its annual general meeting in Johannesburg.
"I feel privileged that the players have elected me as the president of our players association" Dippenaar said. "The player voice is very important in the game and we feel that SACA plays a big part in this. Our involvement in shaping things now can only make it better for those players who will follow us in the future."
Ahmed Amla, who was elected vice-president, said: "We are hoping to build on the good work already done by SACA and to do this by working within the spirit of the game. To be elected by fellow players is an honour and I will do my best to make a contribution."
Justin Ontong and Gerald Dros were also elected as members of the executive committee. Gerald Dros, who retired as a professional cricketer at the beginning of last season, was re-elected having already served on the committee for a number of years.
"It's good to see the players elect such a strong executive committee" said Tony Irish, Chief Executive Officer of SACA. "The re-election of Dros gives the executive committee some continuity while Boeta, Ahmed and Justin are among the most respected cricketers in the country. I'm looking forward to working with these players. SACA plays a vital role in collectively representing the players in the Proteas and in each of the franchise teams. We intend to continue to take the players association from strength to strength".