Revolution at Cricket South Africa just starting — PODCAST

Tanya Simon
October 27, 2020

Following this order of the council, six members of the board resigned today.

Seventy-two hours after Cricket South Africa's (CSA) board were asked, not for the first time, to step aside and, also not for the first time, refused, all 10 directors had resigned. "All Independent and Non-Independent Directors have now resigned", the statement from CSA read.

"Following a meeting of the Members' Council on Sunday, held to discuss a roadmap for Cricket South Africa (CSA), the Members' Council received and accepted resignations from all the Board members".

"I commit to working with the board, members' council & management, should they have a need".

The latest development came one day before a deadline threatening intervention by sports minister Nathi Mthethwa. Ultimately, CSA board members bowed down to the government and handed their resignation.

"When an organisation loses the trust and confidence of the cricketing public and two big sponsors, who quit due to their unhappiness with the state of affairs, it was always going to be hard for the board members to continue", Arendse added. "We wish them well in their future endeavours".

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Former CSA President, Norman Arendse, told BBC Sport Africa that the "resignations were inevitable". Richards, who was not a board member, will chair the reduced board.

Moroe was sacked in August on the basis of a forensic report which CSA has refused to make public.

Now, CSA may be able to avoid government interference by working with SASCOC and instituting a new administrative structure. Mr Williams said that he is deeply passionate about cricket and because of his love for the game, he has resigned as this is the best way he can now serve cricket.

CSA's statement did not mention a timetable or procedure for the appointment of an interim committee but it is expected that Sascoc will drive the process.

Though it is unclear who will be on the interim committee, it is also unknown as of now whether the game will be handed back to CSA after its next annual meeting on December 5. England's men's team also arrives next month to play three ODIs and three T20Is.

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