Cape Town – The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) is committed to the promotion of non-sexism as part of the advancements of human rights and freedoms and the achievement of equality in South African society.
“The WPCA proudly subscribes to the values in the constitution of South Africa, including values such as human dignity, non-racialism and non-sexism,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras.
“Therefore we won’t tolerate sexism, sexual prejudice, sexist remarks of sexist language of any nature at grounds under the auspices of the WPCA,” he added.
“Our stance against sexism is as firm as is the case against any form of racism and racial prejudice,” he said.
“We want to foster social cohesion by reducing and ultimately eliminating inequalities and exclusions based on ethnicity, gender, class or nationality. We also want to promote a countrywide conscious sense of being proudly South African.”
Western Province underlined its commitment to non-sexism at its glittering prize-winning ceremony in 2015 when the women’s coach of Western Province, Cobus Roodt, grabbed the award as coach of the year.
It was an acknowledgement of the women’s excellence the past three years. They won both the 50-over and 20-over competitions in 2014/2015.
WP women has been an all-conquering force, outperforming the male counterparts the past three years by hardly suffering a defeat.