Kugandrie Govender appointed as the acting CEO of Cricket South Africa

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Kugandrie Govender appointed as the acting CEO of Cricket South Africa

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) appointed Kugandrie Govender as the acting Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday (August 19). She will take charge with immediate effect to replace Dr. Jacques Faul, who resigned from the post on August 17.

“We are pleased to announce Kugandrie Govender’s appointment as Acting Chief Executive of CSA. She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 23 years’ experience in the corporate sector and currently holding the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Cricket South Africa,” said Beresford Williams, acting president of CSA in a statement.

Williams was appointed as the acting president of the board until the Annual General Meeting on September 5, the board announced on Tuesday (August 18). Earlier, CSA President Chris Nenzani had resigned from his post with immediate effect on August 15.

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“We believe that Kugandrie is the right person to drive the organization forward during this period. Her experience has more than prepared her to fulfill this role with excellence, we are confident that she will propel the many strategic initiatives that CSA undertakes, to inspire and unify our stakeholders, partners, and employees, to continue the work of building the reputation of Cricket and more importantly Cricket South Africa, so as to contribute to its sporting competitiveness,” Williams added.

Govender, first female CEO of Cricket South Africa, talked about the need to have an inclusive sporting code and called for an improvement in the reputation of the board.

“CSA’s mandate is to ensure that cricket is an inclusive sporting code for all South Africans.  It is important to improve our reputation both locally and internationally,” she said. "This is a critical time for our organisation and crucial for key stakeholders to work together to improve the rating of cricket among those who love, support, and follow the sport and those who have trust in the sport's ability to unify all South Africans. We will work hard to improve the levels of pride amongst our stakeholders and I am humbled to be a part of the collective that commits itself to ensure that CSA is a federation of which South Africans are proud.”