CSA Members’ Council, interim board reach vital agreement

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Cricket in South Africa will continue to be run by CSA once the new memorandum is adopted in next 48 hours

Cricket South Africa has potentially avoided being derecognised and defunded by the country’s sports ministry after agreeing to adopt a new Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) that will include a framework for a majority independent board. The Members’ Council – the body made up of 14 provincial presidents which has the highest decision-making powers at CSA – and interim board met on Sunday, to iron out the new MOI.

They reached an agreement two days after sports minister Nathi Mthethwa issued a notice of his intention to strip CSA of its status as the game’s official governing body in the country and five days before Mthethwa’s actions were due to be published in the government gazette. Mthethwa had given CSA three ultimatums to agree to the new structure as part of his efforts to sort out governance issues in cricket. Until Sunday the Members’ Council were resistant to a majority independent board, but under threat of the game ceasing to exist in the country, changed their minds.

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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