CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki says the ongoing disciplinary process against former director of cricket Graeme Smith will provide “closure” for both parties.
The hearing is the result of the “tentative findings” of Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) chairperson Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza that the appointments of Smith as CSA director of cricket and Mark Boucher as Proteas head coach were procedurally “flawed”.
Smith’s full-time two-year contract with CSA expired at the end of March, which Moseki confirmed to Sport24.
“We are only expecting the report around 20 April or thereabout. But, no, he didn’t continue in the role after his contract ended at the end of March.
“Now, both parties are waiting for the arbitrator’s report for closure for both parties, so that we can see what will happen in the future.
“As far as his contract is concerned, that ended; there was no [rolling] extension.”
Moseki said Smith did not reapply for the position.
“I haven’t seen all the applications, but he didn’t put his name in the pot for the position again. So, his employment with us ended on 31 March. We are hoping to finalise the new appointment as soon as possible, hopefully within a month or two.
“We figured that, since it is off-season, it’s the perfect time for us to focus on finalising the position.
“Currently, there is no one acting in the position but it is a key position that we want to fill as soon as possible.”