The newly appointed interim board of Cricket South Africa held its first meeting on Monday and outlined a number of issues needing urgent attention.
The main objective is to restore the damaged image and reputation of the organisation that finally seems to be heading in a new direction after a string of resignations in the past two weeks.
New board member Judith February, who is a lawyer and governance expert, says it is of the utmost importance for CSA to immediately get the ball rolling by addressing key concerns.
‘We will do everything possible to ensure that those responsible for misdeeds and bringing the game and the organisation into disrepute, are held to account. The new board also looks forward to working shoulder to shoulder with CSA’s dedicated employees who have never lost sight of the organisation’s mandate to develop and uplift cricket,’ she explained.
Some of the issues discussed include the appointment of a permanent board, the concerns raised by sports minister Nathi Mthethwa about transformation and growth in the women’s game, clarifying the laws of authority between the board and the members’ council, the restructuring of CSA according to the Nicholson report, the restructuring of the domestic game, the upcoming ICC presidency election, the saga surrounding the Fundudzi report and repairing the governing body’s image in the media.