Cricket South Africa seek legal advice following SASCOC’s ‘take over’

In response to the news that the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) were to take over the the working of Cricket South Africa (CSA), the board released a statement saying they “do not agree with the resolution taken by SASCOC” and were taking legal advice on the matter.

“Cricket South Africa has received the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee’s (SASCOC) communication pertaining to various resolutions which SASCOC has passed in relation to CSA,” a statement from the board said.

“CSA, including its Members’ Council, does not agree with the resolution taken by SASCOC and has not had the opportunity to engage with SASCOC on various issues raised in the communication.”

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“In addition, CSA is taking legal advice regarding the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in the business affairs of CSA. CSA does, however, commit to engaging further with SASCOC to understand its position and to find common ground with it in the best interests of cricket.”

Earlier, in a letter addressed to the board, SASCOC demanded that CSA’s board and “senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board” step aside from the administration on full-pay following several instances of maladministration and malpractice over the last nine months. The decision was passed by unanimously by SASCOC after a meeting on Tuesday (September 8).