Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani has resigned with immediate effect.
Nenzani ended his seven-year reign at the helm when he handed in his letter of resignation on Friday.
Under his watch in the eight months, CSA has stumbled from one controversy to the next on and off the field. Nenzani was due to vacant the post in less than a month, but no reason has yet been offered for the immediacy of the resignation. The position will be filled at CSA’s AGM on 5 September.
In a press release, CSA tried to put a positive spin on things, stating: ‘Mr Nenzani has led Cricket South Africa with dedication and astutely since 2013. Mr Nenzani has provided valuable leadership, insight, assistance and direction in advancing the game of cricket with a focus on achieving transformation and access for the majority of the South African population.’
Nenzani’s resignation comes a day after CSA dismissed chief operations officer Naasei Appiah with immediate effect for ‘transgressions of a serious nature’. The turmoil is expected to ramp up even further this week as suspended CEO Thabang Moroe could expectedly be fired after compelling evidence of misconduct. Appiah is expected to launch legal proceedings against CSA for what he considers unfair dismissal.