Cricket South Africa averted disaster after the Members’ Council (MC) and the Interim Board finally agreed on all outstanding issues in amending the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).
The Members’ Council and the Board met on Sunday after Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa had threatened to strip CSA of its status as the game’s official cricketing body by “defunding” and “derecognising” the body.
Mthethwa’s call to invoke Section 13 of the Sports Act was due to the reluctance of the MC to agree to a majority independent board, as proposed by the Nicholson report due to the the Members’ Council believing that not all facts were presented by the Interim Board in terms of the vote that recently vetoed the adoption of the proposed MOI.
Acting President of the MC, Rihan Richards says: “We look forward to being part of a new governance structure for cricket and... ensuring sound administration.”
Speaking on behalf of the Interim Board, chair Stavros Nicolaou adds: “We trust that this important agreement will give confidence to all cricket’s stakeholders specifically, players, staff, sponsors and all in the country who love the game of cricket.
“We owed it to our country to find a solution to cricket’s governance challenges.”