Faul, said Test cricket was unique and pointed out that the format was an "educational tool" for both young and old.
"One only has to look at the individual achievements of the Proteas (in England recently) when Hashim Amla's treble century managed to dominate the media headlines at a time when London was about to host the world's biggest sporting festival, the Olympic Games," Faul said, adding that Amla's bat manufacturer has also brought out a special edition bat to mark the occasion.
"Test cricket is truly unique in that way, it allows for individual achievement of this magnitude but at the same time never loses its team ethos and as such it is a wonderful educational tool for both young and old," the chief said.
Faul was speaking at the announcement by a cooking oil major of a four-year extension to its Test sponsorship of the Proteas.
The extension by the Willowton Group, a South African-Indian family-owned business, and one of the country's largest manufacturers of cooking oil and related products, follows their sponsorship of the Proteas' home Test matches and ODI's during the past season. (MORE)