The South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca) yesterday called on the crisis-hit Cricket South Africa (CSA) board of directors to walk after Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s notice of intervention.
It follows a parliamentary committee review of the Fundudzi Forensic Report on CSA’s mismanagement and the finding that disgraced former CEO Thabang Moroe was appointed without qualifications.
Mthethwa yesterday informed CSA that he had notified the International Cricket Council (ICC) that he was giving them until 5pm October 27 to come up with a plan to sort out their problems.
But Saca have had enough, with CEO Andrew Breetzke saying: “Cricket is in an existential crisis, and the intervention of government will result in the International Cricket Council reviewing CSA’s position as an ICC Member, and will furthermore jeopardise the England tour scheduled for next month.
“We therefore implore the CSA Board to stand down and thereby take a decision that will be in the best interests of cricket.”
Saca adds: “An interim board of directors must be established to stabilise the organisation.
“This interim board should include a Saca player’s representative as well as a representative from the remaining stakeholders in the game [sponsors and broadcasters].
“Furthermore, the interim board should appoint an experienced administrator to assist in the operational work that is required at CSA, ensuring a link between the interim board and operational staff.”