Dual Career


Education and Training

Players have the opportunity to pursue a dual career path by putting together a personalised career plan involving either secondary / tertiary education or vocational training, while still contracted as cricketers. Expert guidance and advice is provided by the regional SACA Personal Development Manager (SACA PDM). Where necessary, a career specialist is used to perform an in-depth career assessment. Once a suitable dual career plan has been agreed upon between the player and the SACA PDM, the player can apply to SACA for a bursary. The SACA PDM will offer study support throughout the bursary period and, where applicable, tutor support will be provided for certain subjects.

CSA certificates

Cricket related courses can be done by players to enhance their current cricket career and/or to provide for career opportunities in cricket once retired. The SACA PDM will assist an eligible player in signing up for any of the following CSA courses:

o Coaching Level I, Level II or Level III
o Umpiring
o Grounds-keeping

Work experience

It is useful for certain players to gain first-hand on-the-job experience in an industry prior to making a decision regarding a dual career. Other players prefer to gain experience working in their selected field, having embarked on a dual career path already. In both cases, the SACA PDMs will endeavour to find the player a suitable placement in the job market.



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