South Africa government suspend Cricket South Africa
South Africa’s government has suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) and has taken over the board. Letters from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to CSA have confirmed that.
South Africa cricket gets a huge shock as it’s government has taken over the board. The decision came because the CSA board and those senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board 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 into what SASCOC termed “many instances of maladministration and malpractice that have occurred since at least December 2019”.
According to a report in cricbuzz, the letter stated:
“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.”
SASCOC governs the relationship between the state and sport federations, and as such has the authority to put CSA under administration. Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the international cricket council (ICC) immediately responded to requests for comment.
South Africa cricket can be banned from international cricket by ICC due to the government interference.