About the Central Gauteng Lions
Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) administers all amateur cricket that is played in the following demarcated areas: Soweto, Kagiso, Johannesburg North, Alexandra, Wits and surrounding areas, Vaal, South East Area, Jeppe, Lenasia and Johannesburg Central.
CGL has invested in 6 township-based HUBS and 1 Rapid Performance Centre (RPC) serving previously disadvantaged communities with competitive infrastructure facilities, coaching and mentoring sessions.
Among CGL’s key focus areas is to grow Women, Blind, Deaf Cricket and reach far end of the province’s rural areas.
Over 50 Community Based Clubs participate in 18 Leagues that sees over 2000 cricket matches played over a season. All the leagues are administered by CGL.
Various Associations are affiliated to CGL namely; South Gauteng Primary Schools Cricket Association, Gauteng High Schools Cricket Association, Gauteng Cricket Coaches Association, Gauteng Deaf Cricket, Gauteng Blind Cricket Association, Gauteng Cricket Umpires Association and Gauteng Cricket Scorers Association.
The following are tertiary institutions affiliated to the Union; Wits University, University of Johannesburg, Vaal University of Technology, Wits Technikon and Richfield Institute of Technology, a distance online education post matric learning institution.
Imperial Lions is a Top 8 cricket team wholly owned by CGL. Imperial Lions is where the 2018 #1 and 2019 #2 World Test Bowler Kagiso Rabada, Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van Der Dussen, Lutho Sipamla, and Sisanda Magala plough their domestic trade when not flying the national flag / playing for Proteas.