CSA to take legal advice and keen to come up with common decision

Cricket South Africa facing a critical time over few months and last night lost the board it’s control to the government. After the activities of the board had suspended, the board has stepped forward to take legal advice. The board alleged that they aren’t agreed with the resolution brought by the the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and keen to come up with common decision.

The SASCOC has asked the CSA body to stay away from their activities with the allegations of dirty politics and nepotism inside the governing body. Hence, the board keen to sit with the SASCOC to come up with a common decision. CSA released a statement, saying:

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“CSA, including its Members’ Council, does not agree with the resolution taken by SASCOC and has not had the opportunity to engage with SASCOC on various issues raised in the communication.

“In addition, CSA is taking legal advice regarding the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in the business affairs of CSA. CSA does, however, commit to engaging further with SASCOC to understand its position and to find common ground with it in the best interests of cricket.The Members’ Council and the Directors of the Board of CSA will hold a joint workshop this weekend to discuss critical matters.”

Before it , the SASCOC formulated a letter to the CSA governing body to step aside from their roles.

“the CSA board and those senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board (the company secretary, the acting CEO, the CFO and the COO) are directed to step aside from the administration of CSA on full pay” pending the outcome of a month-long investigation by a task team.

SASCOC said that “many instances of maladministration and malpractice that have occurred since at least December 2019. This has manifestly caused great concern and consternation amongst your own members, former and current members of the national team of the Proteas, stakeholders, sponsors, and members of the cricket-loving public.

“There can be no doubt that this has caused cricket to lose the trust and confidence of members of the public, stakeholders, sponsors and the players represented by SACA (the South African Cricketers’ Association). All this has brought cricket into disrepute.”

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