CRICKET SA RECEIVES A LIFELINE AS INTERIM BOARD REACHES AGREEMENT
The news that Cricket SA's interim board has reached an agreement regarding amending their Memorandum of Incorporation has given the organisation a lifeline.
On Thursday, South Africa's Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, issued a notice of intent to intervene in Cricket SA's affairs. This meant that the organisation would be stripped of its government funding and status as a national federation.
Hours later, the interim board reached the required 75 percent needed to implement the Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) recommended by the Nicholson Report in 2012.
This action by the board found approval with the governmental department. Minister Mthethwa released a statement saying, "As the sole purpose of my intervention into the affairs of CSA was to facilitate a negotiated solution in respect of governance best practice, I have, based on the confirmation from CSA's acting president and the interim board chairperson, instructed my department to initiate the requisite process to withdraw the notice immediately."
This means that CSA recognition as a federation will be restored, and the MoI will allow the facilitation of a majority independent board.