Cricket South Africa seeks legal advice following Sascoc takeover


Cricket South Africa (CSA) is considering its legal options, following interventions from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

The committee suspended the board of CSA, placing the organisation under administration.

The cricket body has been under a much-documented crisis for the past year, with several high-ranking officials dismissed during this period.

Sascoc suspends CSA board

A week after Sascoc had met with CSA regarding the state of affairs, the committee has taken matters into its own hands.

“We are deeply concerned about the issues that have been permeating around CSA recently,” Sascoc acting chief executive Ravi Govender said. “We met with the board and requested sight of the elusive forensic report, which has not been forthcoming. “We have asked the board to step aside so that we can implement a task team to look into their actions and report back to us within one month.”

Ravi Govender, Sascoc acting CEO

Unwelcome intervention

This comes just after CSA had postponed its annual general meeting, due to several loose ends that were yet to be tied up.

In light of the announcement from Sascoc, the organisation said it did not agree with the intervention.

“CSA, including its Members’ Council, does not agree with the resolution taken by Sascoc and has not had the opportunity to engage with Sascoc on various issues raised in the communication,” CSA said in a statement.

“In addition, CSA is taking legal advice regarding the basis on which Sascoc has sought to intervene in the business affairs of CSA. CSA does, however, commit to engaging further with Sascoc to understand its position and to find common ground with it in the best interests of cricket.

“The Members’ Council and the Directors of the Board of CSA will hold a joint workshop this weekend to discuss critical matters.”

Cricket South Africa

CSA said it would announce the revised date of its general meeting in due course. Protection Status


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