England tour of South Africa: Cricket South Africa appoints Interim Board ahead of England series

Cricket South Africa on Tuesday, announced the formation of an Interim Board ahead of the upcoming England series. “Acting President of CSA, Rihan Richards today confirmed that the Members’ Council of CSA has appointed the Interim Board in terms of the CSA Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities for the immediate future of CSA,” CSA said in an official statement. With this they believe that it will help Cricket South Africa in the “right direction” in building the sport.

“The appointment follows a frank, honest and constructive engagement held between representatives from the Members’ Council and the Interim Board. Everyone agreed on the way forward and to collaborate, strictly in accordance with the relevant legal framework,” Richards said.

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Known as “The Board”, it consists of nine members which will now run the administrative body for the next three months, according to Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s.

The new nine-member interim board, which has caused the controversy, will be chaired by Judge Zak Yaqoob and includes former CSA chief Haroon Lorgat.

 

It also includes seasoned administrator Andre Odendaal, Omphile Ramela, Stavros Nikalo, Judith February, Andile Dawn Mbatha, Xolani Vonya and Nkeko Caroline Mampuru

The Interim Board regards this as a positive step and looks forward to work together to achieving the desired results,” board member Judith February said.

“In the spirit of the CSA vision, the Members’ Council considers the engagements with the Interim Board on the way forward, a leap in the right direction and anticipates cricket to be the winner as a result,” Richards concluded.

South Africa will host England, all matches will be held in a bio bubble, for 3 T20Is followed by as many T20Is from November 27 to December 9.

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