Cricket South Africa has reacted peculiarly after revoking the media accreditation of five journalists last week.
Cape Town-based Telford Vice, Firdose Moonda and Stuart Hess were among those whose accreditation was revoked on Sunday, during the Mzansi Super League fixture between the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans at Newlands.
‘The executive of Cricket South Africa fully acknowledges the recent events in the media space and despite months of experiencing unmediated attacks, including of a personal nature, we acknowledge the severity of the current mood towards our brand,’ read a statement from CSA on Twitter.
CSA chief executive officer Thabang Moroe and others have been the subject of heavy public criticism lately, as the team director and director of cricket posts remain vacant a mere three weeks prior to England’s arrival for a key Test series against the Proteas.
‘We take the opportunity to unreservedly express our intention to fully address the current situation in the media. To this end, we commit to meet with the editors of the respective newspapers to address the current impasse,’ added CSA.
‘As the custodians of cricket in SA, we are grateful for the unwavering support of our many stakeholders, and in particular the partners and sponsors and their clientele, who collectively sustain this great sport.’
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