Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has given the Cricket South Africa members’ council a final opportunity to reconsider its stance on amending the memorandum of incorporation.
According to TimesLive, the council has until 5pm on Tuesday to make a U-turn on its decision not to adopt changes to the MOI that will establish a majority independent board.
Mthethwa indicated on this past Sunday that he would use his powers to invoke section 13(5) of the National Sports Act to take action against CSA after the council voted against the amendment over the weekend.
Mthethwa reportedly sent a letter to the members’ council on Monday afternoon, urging them to rethink the situation before he is left with no other option but to intervene.
‘Before doing so‚ I call upon the MC to show cause by no later than 17h00 on Tuesday 20 April 2021‚ why I should not invoke my powers in terms s13(5)(c) of the act by inter alia (a) directing SRSA to refrain from funding CSA‚ (b) notifying CSA in writing that it would no longer be recognised by SRSA‚ (c) publishing my decision as contemplated above in the Government Gazette at the earliest opportunity,’ the letter from Mthethwa read.
Mthethwa made it clear earlier that he gave the CSA leadership every opportunity to make the correct decision and that certain individuals preferred to act in their own interest.