The entire board of Cricket South Africa has decided to retire after the resignation of acting president Beresford Williams.
Last Sunday, acting Cricket South Africa president Beresford Williams stepped down from his position along with five others. A day after the resignation of six officials were seen, the four remaining CSA board members decided to step down as well.
The five who resigned with Williams were Angelo Carolissen, Donovan May, Tebogo Siko, John Mogodi and Dheven Dharmalingam. The ones who were left, but eventually followed the resignation of their president were Zola Thamae, Marius Schoeman, Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw and Vuyokazi Memani-Sedile.
Yesterday, about morning time, CSA tweeted, ‘After the members council had deliberated and resolved that in order to best serve the interest of cricket in South Africa, the entire board should resign - which they did. All independent and non-independent directors have now resigned’.
A few hours later, CSA decided to backtrack their release by saying, ‘All resignations are with immediate effect except for three members, namely, Zola Thamae, John Mogodi and Donovan May, who will remain as directors until the interim board structure has been appointed to ensure the continuity and stability of the organisation’.
The pressure in the board had its momentum for the past month after the CSA refused to release the summary of the forensic audit report when Thabang Moroe was suspended last year.
As per former CSA President Norman Arendse, ‘Given all the pressure the organisation was under since last year when the then Chief Executive revoked the accreditation of five senior journalists for reporting on developments, that didn't reflect well on Cricket South Africa’.
‘When an organisation loses the trust and confidence of the cricketing public and two big sponsors, who quit because of their unhappiness with the state of affairs, it was always going to be difficult for the board members to continue’, he added.
To date, it is still unclear whether who will be a part of the interim committee. So far, what is only known is that the England team will arrive next month to play three ODIs and T20Is against the South African team. To further understand how these formats of cricket are played, check out this guide from Betwala.
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