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The cost of SA’s cricket shambles is high

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Brands with money and strong values could well do South African sport a great service by being part of the cricket rescue effort.


07 Dec 2019
PREMIUM!
The cost of SA’s cricket shambles is high

Corrie Van Zyl of CSA and Thabang Moroe (CEO) of CSA during the Cricket SA press conference at CSA Offices on August 06, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi / Gallo Images

It is no exaggeration to say that South African cricket is going through its most traumatic phase since re-admission to the international game in 1992. Its governing body, Cricket South Africa (CSA), is in a shambles. Yesterday, it suspended its CEO, Thabang Moroe, following a week of controversy which started after the umbrella body capriciously withdrew accreditation for five cricket writers (including our own Ken Borland) who have published stories on the CSA mess. Moroe and his equally arrogant communications chief, Thami Mthembu, ducked and dived around the bans – including some outright lying – before backing down when the...

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