Cricket South Africa and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) finally sat down on Monday evening and held a positive meeting on the current state of governance.
It was the first time the two organisations gathered since Sascoc wrote CSA last week to indicate its intention to take over the running of the cricketing governing body, while a month-long investigation is done into the turmoil of the past few months.
Last week Friday, Sascoc acting president Aleck Skhosana wrote to CSA acting president Beresford Williams and accused him of breaking his promise by not making the forensic report available to the Sascoc board.
Skhosana also requested that CSA board members step aside on paid leave during the investigation.
‘The meeting presented a step forward towards a collaborative approach in the interest of good governance and executive operations,’ read a statement from CSA on Tuesday morning regarding Monday’s meeting.
‘Key points were identified and deliberated by the attendees, which included CSA’s Members’ Council and the Board of Directors of SASCOC, with the ultimate end goal of achieving a unified focus on the game of cricket.
‘It was agreed that further details of the key points will be discussed during a joint press conference on Thursday, 17 September 2020. In view of this decision, today’s press tele-press conference with Members’ Council delegates Anne Vilas, John Mogodi and Xolani Peter Vonya, which was scheduled for 14:00 today, has been postponed. ‘
Vilas, Mogodi and Vonya were due to address the media in a virtual conference on Tuesday afternoon.