The chaos in Cricket South Africa (CSA) continues as they released a statement on December 14 to confirm that they have suspended acting Chief Executive Officer Kugandrie Govender on allegations of misconduct. Govender is set to be investigated on these allegations, but she will continue to receive payment until a complete investigation is complete.
This is the third acting CEO CSA has had in less than a year. Govender is set to be replaced by another acting CEO as Chief Financial Officer Pholetsi Moseki is set to lead the executive team until the end of January 2021. CSA is hoping to identify a permanent appointment by that time.
Earlier in November, the Member’s Council of CSA had appointed an interim board that had a clear vision about the immediate future of CSA. The cricketing board was in danger of getting dissolved as numerous board members had been accused of misconduct and the sports ministry was investigating the issue.
One thing is sure that CSA is determined to find the root cause of the financial and governance problems that have come into the public picture in the last couple of years. It is likely to get more painful for South African cricket fans before things get better in CSA and they start focusing on cricket when administrative issues are sorted.
The cricket on the field returned for South Africa returned last month when England toured the country for the white ball series. The results were disappointing as England did a clean sweep in the T-20 series. However, the ODI series was suspended after there were positive cases in the bio bubbles of both camps. It was a big blow to CSA as the breach of bio-bubbles puts the spotlight on them as they were the host nation. The next assignment for the South African cricket team is set to be a home test series against Sri Lanka later this month.
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