Cricket South Africa has indicated that there has been a delay in the finalising of its independent forensic audit into allegations of misconduct at board level.
The governing body released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, confirming that its board of directors met on Monday evening to discuss the findings of a recently presented first report.
The members will now meet again this Friday ‘when they will take the actions necessary from its findings and recommendations’.
However, CSA is still waiting for the final report from the investigation. This most notably involves the case of suspended CEO Thabang Moroe, who was placed on paid leave in December last year after a number of serious issues began to unravel within the board’s structures.
CSA president Chris Nenzani, though, says the organisation can take action against Moroe on just the evidence presented in the first report.
‘I would like to stress that the Board is treating this matter with urgency and is committed to bring it to immediate conclusion,’ commented Nenzani, who is also the chairman of the board.
‘We will certainly be able to act on the issue of the suspended Chief Executive on the basis of the first report.’
The statement also indicated that CSA is expecting to receive the final report some time next week.
Two weeks ago Moroe caused a storm when he arrived at the CSA offices in Johannesburg with the hope of continuing his duties, saying he was under the impression that he was only suspended for a six-month period.
Nenzani then held a video media conference to clarify the matter, stating that Moroe remains suspended until the investigation is finally completed.
He also said should valid evidence be presented to the board CSA would then take swift action against the CEO.