Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has asked Cricket South Africa’s members’ council to reconsider its decision on the restructuring of a future permanent board.
The minister met with the CSA members’ council and interim board on Tuesday afternoon after the council voted against the adoption of a majority independent board last week.
The proposal was put forward by the interim board as part of the mandate given by the minister last year to restructure the functioning body of CSA.
The recommendations were based on the 2012 Nicholson report, which also suggest an independent chair should lead the new board.
‘The Interim Board and the Members’ Council met with the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, this evening.
‘The meeting was a productive one. The Minister was unequivocal on the principle of a majority independent Board and an independent Board chair.
‘The Minister also reconfirmed the initial mandate given to the Interim Board in October last year. He encouraged the Members’ Council to reconsider its position on the structure of a future Board by no later than Tuesday, 6 April 2021,’ read a statement by CSA on Tuesday evening.