Cricket SA’s Members Council has done a rapid about-turn and will now back the interim board of directors named by Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the end of last month.
Just days after saying they wouldn’t recognised the nine-person board, because it would be in breach of the organisation’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), the Members Council – made of up the 14 provincial union presidents which is the highest decision making body in the organisation – has reversed their decision.
A statement released by Cricket South Africa yesterday reads: “Acting president of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Rihan Richards today confirmed that the Members’ Council of CSA has appointed the interim board in terms of the CSA Memorandum of Incorporation, with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities for the immediate future of CSA.
“The appointment follows a frank, honest and constructive engagement held between representatives from the members’ council and the interim board.
“Everyone agreed on the way forward and to collaborate, strictly in accordance with the relevant legal framework.”