Evan Flint (far left) will be leaving the Newlands staff behind when he moves to the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Photo: Zaahier Adams

JOHANNESBURG – The Central Gauteng Lions have announced the appointment of Evan Flint as grounds manager at the Wanderers.

For many years now, Flint has become famous for producing world-class conditions at Newlands, often under trying conditions.

The CGL have decided to elevate the position to a managerial position reporting directly to the chief executive.

Current Bullring grounds head Bethuel Buthelezi will take up the position as the senior groundsman of the Wanderers.

Jack Madiseng, president of the Central Gauteng Lions and chairperson of the Lions Franchise, expressed his excitement at attracting the top groundsman in the country to the Bullring.

“This is in line with the strategy of the CGL and the Lions Board to pursue a trajectory of excellence in all areas of operations,” Madiseng said in a statement on Sunday. 

Flint will be taking up the position from 1 February 2019, which means that he will still be in charge at Newlands for the New Year’s Test against Pakistan, which starts on January 3.

African News Agency (ANA), Staff Writer