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Newly elected Cricket SA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka says it is everyone's responsibility to unite the sport.
Nyoka, formerly chairman of Gauteng Cricket Board, was elected last Friday. His appointment, along with a new Board of Directors, falls in line with CSA filing as a Section 21 (non-profit) company.
He replaces Norman Arendse who was at the centre of controversies in his term but Nyoka said those problems were in the past and it was time to move on.
"Let us bend our energies in looking after and further developing this precious treasure we have, and that is the wonderful game of cricket," said Nyoka.
"The challenge is, therefore, not mine, or at least not mine alone, to establish unity in this organisation."
Aside from the new president and the board, CSA made a handful of other significant announcements after meetings held in Johannesburg on Friday.
National team coach Mickey Arthur's contract has been extended by two years and will end after the next World Cup in the subcontinent in 2011.
And former national coach Mike Procter, a superb all-rounder in his playing days, has accepted the offer for the post of convenor of selectors. The four-man selection panel will also included new appointments Craig Matthews and Winky Ximiya, as well as long-standing Mustapha Khan.
The franchise review committee, appointed in November last year, has recommended to the board that two additional domestic franchises are added next season.
If the board accepts the recommendation, Border and Griqualand West will join the six current franchises in South Africa's top-flight domestic competitions in 2009-2010.
CSA chief executive Gerald Majola also shed some light on rumours surrounding a new Tri-Nations Twenty20 series.
He confirmed that South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are discussing a possible international domestic competition involving players from all around the world, similar to the Indian Premier League. - Sapa