Citizen Reporter
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31 Jul 2015
5:29 pm

Lorgat’s contract extended until 2019

Citizen Reporter

The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) today confirmed the extension of the contract of CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, until 31 July, 2019.

Haroon Lorgat. (Photo by Gallo Images)

The extension was recommended by a Board panel of directors and was announced by CSA President, Mr. Chris Nenzani, at the conclusion of today’s CSA Board meeting held in Johannesburg. The Board noted with delight the exceptional progress made by CSA since Mr. Lorgat’s appointment in 2013.

“Haroon has more than delivered on our expectations and even though his first term will only end in twelve months’ time, the Board had no hesitation to confirm the services of Lorgat for a second three-year term.

“He took over at a time of great uncertainty and under very difficult circumstances, but his experience and astute leadership has stabilized our cricket and set us on the path of achieving our goal to be the best run sports federation on the continent,” explained Nenzani.

“It’s pleasing to hear the excellent feedback we get from all our stakeholders, especially our Members, commercial and broadcast partners. The culture in our environment has turned into a very positive one and we are poised to grow even stronger.

“I must also commend Haroon and his team for taking on one of the biggest projects this organization has ever seen, by establishing a new Operating Model which will become the cornerstone for CSA and all its Members and Franchises to run their respective operations in a sustainable manner.”

Lorgat was appreciative of the confidence of the Board and said: “I am proud to serve my country and I am also very grateful to the CSA Board who have shown confidence in my ability to turn things around and lead CSA.

“I am also very appreciative of the support received from the management and staff who have believed in me and run with the goals we have set over the past two years,” concluded Lorgat.

Also discussed at the meeting was the nomination and appointment of Independent and Non-Independent directors.

At the CSA AGM on 12 September 2015, two Independent and two Non-Independent positions on the board will be coming up for re-election. The Directors agreed amongst themselves that Norman Arendse (SC), Adv Vusi Pikoli, Fa-eez Jaffer and Rihan Richards will offer themselves for re-election.

The remaining eight Directors will continue to serve on the CSA Board until the next AGM when their term of office will expire.