• CSA breaking their promise

    Sascoc is accusing Cricket South Africa’s acting president Beresford Williams of breaking his promise regarding the now-confidential forensic report.

    According to Rapport, Sascoc’s acting president Aleck Skhosana wrote two letters to cricket’s governing body on Friday, one of which was directly aimed at Williams for not allowing the organisation access to the report.

    ‘You have also made an express promise to us that the report would be made available to us on an unrestricted basis, but subsequently you reneged on this express promise and undertaking when the CSA Company Secretary wrote to SASCOC to say that the report would only be made available to the SASCOC Acting President (and subsequently the SASCOC board) on a restricted basis in terms of which we are required to sign non-disclosure agreements,’ read a part of the letter.

    This comes after another week of drama at CSA after Sascoc officially intervened and suggested to board members to step aside on paid leave as they launch an investigation into the troubles that have been unfolding in recent months.

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    CSA responded on Friday by saying they do not agree with the Sascoc resolution and will be seeking legal advice on Sascoc’s intentions of taking over the corporate running of the organisation.

    CSA has refused to reveal the contents of the forensic audit to the public and only the members council can view certain sections of the report at the offices of Bowmans, CSA’s lawyers, if they sign a non-disclosure agreement.

    The report is believed to be more than 400 pages long and implicate a whole host of misconducts that have ruined CSA’s operational functioning for the past three years.

    ‘This condition is totally unacceptable and unreasonable given the nature of the contents of the report so far made public. It is well-nigh impossible for both your members and the SASCOC Board to properly address the issues and concerns (all well-documented), that afflict CSA without having regard to the full contents of the forensic reports,’ continued the letter from Skhosana to Beresford.

    On Saturday Skhosana also wrote a letter to the ICC to assure that Sascoc’s involvement is not government interference.

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    The ICC has strict rules regarding government interference in associated countries and can ban nations from participating if these rules are broken.

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    Andre Huisamen