South Africa risk ban from cricket after government body suspends CSA

Sakal Times Sports Desk
Friday, 11 September 2020

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) suspended the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA)

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) suspended the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) for one month while it launches a probe into its conduct.

The move comes as the latest in a series of big blows to the stressed organisation, who had seen many members have to step aside amid corruption charges.

According to CricketNext, SASCOC said that "Many instances of maladministration and malpractice that have occurred since at least December 2019. This has manifestly caused great concern and consternation amongst your own members, former and current members of the national team of the Proteas, stakeholders, sponsors and members of the cricket-loving public.

"There can be no doubt that this has caused cricket to lose the trust and confidence of members of the public, stakeholders, sponsors and the players represented by SACA (the South African Cricketers' Association). All this has brought cricket into disrepute."

Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa is facing many persistent issues last year. Three major issues namely; payment, corruption and racism. The sacking of their CEO Thabang Moroe was the first in the series of administrative outbreak to dog the cricket board. Moroe was fired amid the ‘serious misconduct’ charges. The managerial crisis extended when CEO Chris Nenzani also resigned as well as Jacques Faul. Cricket South Africa has been suspended, on charges of 'alleged maladministration and malpractices'.

WHAT NEXT

The dark clouds loom over the cricket in South Africa. Amid, the COVID-19 outbreak, the borders are sealed and travel restrictions are high. No international fixtures have been declared for South Africa in this year while even domestic cricket seems to be in a midpoint.

 

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