Cricket South Africa (CSA) five board members, including acting president Beresford Williams, resigned from their post on Sunday (October 25) after the CSA members’ council had asked them to step down on Thursday.
Earlier, as reported by ESPNCricinfo, South Africa’s sports minister Nathi Mthethwa had aksed CSA to inform them by Tuesday that why he should not use the country’s National Sports and Recreation Act to intervene in its affairs following months of administrative distress. Ultimately, CSA board members bowed down to the government and handed their resignation.
Beresford Williams resigned for the betterment of cricket in South Africa:
Along with Williams, Eastern Province’s Donovan May‚ Limpopo Cricket’s John Mogodi‚ Tebogo Siko from the Northerns Cricket Union and Boland’s Angelo Carolissen have also stepped down.
CSA, in their official statement, said that Williams resigned for the love for the game and in the best interest of South Africa.
“Acting President of CSA Beresford Williams has handed in his resignation with immediate effect. Williams said that he is deeply passionate about cricket and because of his love for the game, he has resigned as this is the best way he can currently serve cricket,” CSA clarified on Twitter.
The new interim board will compromise of a representative nominated by Minister Mthethwa‚ one by SASCOC and another one by the International Cricket Council (ICC), and former national cricketer pending approval from the South African Cricketers Association (SACA).