Cricket South Africa has confirmed that it received official communication from South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee but does not agree with the decision to take over the operational running of the organisation.
On Thursday evening another bombshell landed on CSA’s doorstep as Sascoc officially intervened by telling the governing body’s board members to step aside as they launch an investigation into the mess that has shaped CSA to almost complete collapse.
CSA, however, released a response on Friday morning where they state that they had to no dialogue with Sascoc on the decision or any of the issues raised.
‘CSA, including its Members’ Council, does not agree with the resolution taken by SASCOC and has not had the opportunity to engage with SASCOC on various issues raised in the communication,’ read the statement.
‘In addition, CSA is taking legal advice regarding the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in the business affairs of CSA. CSA does, however, commit to engaging further with SASCOC to understand its position and to find common ground with it in the best interests of cricket.
‘The Members’ Council and the Directors of the Board of CSA will hold a joint workshop this weekend to discuss critical matters.’
According to a Daily Maverick report, Sascoc sent a letter of intent to CSA on 10 September to indicate its intention to place the cricketing governing body in administration pending an investigation by a task team.
‘The task team, once identified and appointed and after conducting the initial investigations, is to report back within one month of its appointment to the Sascoc Board and Members Council of Cricket South Africa with its findings and recommend corrective measures to be implemented by CSA,’ read the letter by Sascoc.
‘And that in order to facilitate the work of the task team, the CSA board and senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board (the company secretary, the Acting CEO, the CFO and the COO) are directed to step aside from the administration of CSA on full pay but are required to assist the task team to the extent required by it, in the execution of its duties.
‘That the task team collaborates with members of the CSA board and/or Members Council, to the extent necessary and required, to implement corrective measures in order to restore its good image and reputation pending the convening of an AGM and the holding of elections of a new board.
‘That the costs associated with the appointment and work of the task team be borne by CSA.’