28.9.2020 06:33 pm
“The unavailability of national players due to a revised and saturated season would have diluted the quality that CSA envisions for MSL.”
Cricket South Africa have cancelled this year's Mzansi Super League due to the ongoing pandemic. The third edition of the tournament will now take place in November-December 2021.
Three representatives of the Members Council were meant to hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon but this was postponed in another indication that CSA and Sascoc are not yet on the same page.
“There are things that could have been done better and some decisions made by the Board were not great,” a Members Council delegate said.
The report, formed after an independent investigation into the administrative affairs at CSA as far back as 2016, saw former CEO Thabang Moroe dismissed from the organisation last month having initially been suspended in December 2019.
“Given the litany of complaints that has plagued CSA … there can be no doubt that CSA has been brought into disrepute and that its standing among players has dramatically diminished, resulting in a loss of trust and confidence in the organisation.”
“This weekend is really make-or-break time for Cricket South Africa, I believe. And then hopefully we will meet with Sascoc on Sunday,” a Members Council delegate said.
“We do not believe Sascoc are 100% right in their suggested resolution. They do have step-in rights, but the process they have followed is not 100% correct and they certainly can’t be suspending our staff.”
Veteran Proteas coach Vincent Barnes will head up the bowling department in the new-look high performance department
Andrew Breetzke has called for “certainty and consistency” in a troubled period for the sport.
“As part of our corporate business model, CSA has adopted and subscribes to the country’s BBBEE Act and Affirmative Action policy. This means CSA has a moral and legal obligation to implement these two prescripts, while still embracing the need for all South Africans to live their cricketing dreams regardless of background, culture or ethnicity, and this includes the services that we procure from external service providers.”
Following a recent culture camp, the national cricket team are hoping to emerge from the lockdown as a stronger unit.
While he could not speak for what Kallis was earning, Harris said allegations that the two consultants were making over a million rand a month were far fetched.
The postponement, described as a ‘win’ by a representative of the members council, will give CSA time get its house in order.
Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa says government wants a long-awaited copy of a potentially explosive Cricket South Africa (CSA) forensic report by next week.