The Cricket South Africa members’ council has relented and formally appointed the interim board.
This follows its refusal to do so last week, with subsequent government pressure appearing to have forced the council to abandon its stance.
The council released a statement that read: ‘Acting President of Cricket South Africa (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.
‘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 concluded: ‘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.’