Cricket South Africa Seeks Legal Advice After Olympic Government Removal of Board

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) said it disagrees with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) resolution and is seeking legal advice after the board and senior executives are instructed to step aside by the SASCOC . According to ESPNcricinfo, CSA members, including acting CEO Kugandrie Govender, will no longer be involved in the day-to-day affairs of CSA and SASCOC will now appoint a task team to investigate matters at CSA.

Last month, CSA had terminated its former CEO Thabang Moroe with immediate effect, nearly nine months after his suspension in December 2019. The decision was based on external legal expert advice, supported by the findings of an independent forensic investigation. The independent forensic investigation revealed that Moroe had committed serious misconduct justifying the sanction of dismissal.

However, CSA has not made the report public or to SASCOC.

“ SASCOC has attempted to address these issues in two meetings with the CSA Council: one was exploratory and the other did not take place, mainly due to the fact that CSA had not made the Fundudzi Forensic Report available to the SASCOC Council, despite promises and commitments. by CSA to do this, “read SASCOC’s letter to CSA’s Members’ Council, consulted by ESPNcricinfo.

“CSA has received our letter stating that the Board’s decision to make the said report available on a limited basis only to the President and members of the Board of Directors of SASCOC is completely unreasonable and irrational given its obvious nature and scope. of the report, ‘it added.

In view of the recent development, CSA said it is seeking legal advice on the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in CSA’s business affairs.

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has received the communication from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) regarding several resolutions that SASCOC has passed in relation to CSA. CSA, including the Members Council, disagrees with the resolution taken by SASCOC and has not had an opportunity to engage with SASCOC on various issues raised in the communication, “CSA said in a statement.

In addition, CSA seeks legal advice regarding the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in CSA’s business affairs. However, CSA commits to continue to engage with SASCOC to understand its position and in the interests of cricket. CSA’s Members’ Council and Directors of the Board of Directors will hold a joint workshop this weekend to discuss critical matters, ”the statement said.

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