‘Forensic report not intended for public release’ – CSA insists

Cricket South Africa (CSA) insists that it will not release its forensic report for public viewing.

The sports body has been a subject of controversy over the past year, with several high-ranking officials within the organisation vacating their posts amid allegations of maladministration.

CSA keeps forensic report sealed

Earlier in the month, its board was suspended by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), who expressed concern over the dire state of affairs at the organisation.

On Friday, CSA and Sascoc held a media briefing, informing the public of the way forward.

However, the cricket body reiterated its position that the findings of the forensic report would not be disclosed to the public.

“The distribution of the report may well frustrate the very purpose for which the forensic report was commissioned. It is therefore important to understand that the contents of the report may also lead to litigation. In addition, there are also certain aspects of the forensic report which require further investigation,” John Mogodi, a non-independent director to the board of CSA is quoted by the organisation.

Turbulent times

With various threats of legal action already hanging over CSA’s head, the organisation attracted further controversy early in September, with Sascoc taking over control of administration amid the ongoing controversy.

The communication by the Olympic committee was not met by the warmest of welcomes, as the cricket body revealed that it would seek legal advice in the wake of the latest developments.

CSA was meant to hold an annual general meeting in September, which has since been pushed back to September.

The organisation has committed to cooperating with Sascoc, along with its task team.

“CSA assures the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, the Portfolio Committee of Sport, Arts and Culture, the public and all stakeholders, that CSA’s Members’ Council, the Board and the independent Audit and Risk Committee members are taking the necessary action to address the findings and to implement the recommendations as outlined in the forensic report.”

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