The future of the Global League T20, which was cancelled last year, will be decided on Sunday, says CSA interim CEO Thabang Moroe.
‘Work on the T20 Global League is continuing behind the scenes and the board will meet on Sunday and will make a key decision about its future,’ Moroe told The Citizen.
‘Then the league’s management will be able to focus on a specific direction. On 2 June they will deliver a final proposal to the board and members’ forum.
‘The task team has presented a proposal before, back in March, but that was rejected, with the league’s management told to go back and renegotiate with the current team owners.’
Moroe also said there was significant progress on the drawing-up of a new Memorandum of Understanding, the contract between CSA and players, which has been much delayed. It was due to come into effect on 1 May.
Earlier this month, an interim agreement was drawn up with cricketers receiving a 6% pay increase and a share of revenue generated by the sport in the future – 30 June was then set as a final deadline.
‘Things are progressing very positively, although we have had no meetings so far this month because our legal advisor suffered a bereavement.
‘But talks will start again this coming week and we have a full three days blocked off with Saca. It’s important we reach the deadline of 30 June we have agreed on, which should indicate to our employees, the players, how seriously we view this matter.’
Moroe also revealed the fate of the two high-ranking CSA officials who suffered major backlashes after posing for a picture with fans wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks during the Test series against Australia.
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Moroe confirmed the resignation of the head of communications Altaaf Kazi – who now has a similar role with Tourism SA – and the fate of the head of commercial and marketing Clive Eksteen, who he says is back at work. Moroe revealed that details of the sanction of Eksteen’s disciplinary hearing will not be made public to ‘protect the company and Clive.’