Cricket South Africa (CSA) had to put out even more fires on Tuesday.
This comes after another storm erupted after the crisis-hit union's interim CEO Kugandrie Govender was quoted last week as saying the organisation is planning on hiring black consultants only in an effort to promote transformation.
Most-capped Protea Jacques Kallis was the batting consultant last season, while ex-spinner Paul Harris helped out the slow bowlers.
Permanent assistants to coach Mark Boucher are Enoch Nkwe (assistant coach) Charl Langeveldt (bowling) and Justin Ontong (fielding).
The Institute for Race Relations (IRR) and AfriForum reportedly threatened legal action against the union.
But the union says in a statement: “CSA has noted with much sadness, the recent media reports about the organisation’s position on transformation and with specific reference to the use of consultants and particularly white consultants.
“While we respect the opinions currently doing rounds in the public domain and including some media reports that continue to give coverage to this issue, we want to confirm that CSA has not taken and will not take a decision to work exclusively with black consultants.
“These stories are factually incorrect.
“Transformation has always been one of the five pillars on which Cricket South Africa (CSA) is built. It is indeed a national imperative that is legally embedded in our constitution.
“It is, therefore, imperative that we constantly remind ourselves of its importance in the way in which we conduct our business.
“The media reports around the statements made by our Acting Chief Executive are not a correct reflection of the
sentiment that CSA had sought to convey.
“CSA therefore reiterates that it does not have a policy of excluding any racial grouping, in favour of the other...”