Cricket South Africa Holds 'Positive' Talks With National Sports Body
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Cricket South Africa Holds ‘Positive’ Talks With National Sports Body

Cricket South Africa has confirmed on Tuesday, they have had a positive meeting with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to address the concerns. SASCOC has suspended the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) for a one month period, during which an investigation will be conducted on the board. The board has been under heavy criticism for malpractice and maladministration.

Also, two weeks back, 30 top players from the men’s and women’s national teams signed a letter criticizing the board for postponing CSA’s Annual General Meeting that had been scheduled for September five.

Cricket South Africa holds meeting with SASCOC:

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The CSA has held a meeting with SASCOC and stated that they would like to find a common ground with SASCOC  for the better interests of cricket.

“The meeting presented a step forward towards a collaborative approach in the interest of good governance and executive operations,” CSA said in a statement

“Key points were identified and deliberated by the attendees … with the ultimate end goal of achieving a unified focus on the game of cricket.”

SASCOC and CSA identified things to be put in place in the meeting: SASCOC CEO

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SASCOC acting CEO Ravi Govender has stated that in the meeting with CSA they have identified the things that need to be mended and they will have a joint media briefing later on Thursday.

“We met last night, we have identified one or two things that need to be put in place and we will then hold a joint media briefing on Thursday,” he told Reuters.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), had asked the CSA board and senior executives to step aside from their roles pending an investigation into allegations of malpractice and maladministration.

The Cricket South Africa had been criticised by sponsors as well as national team players, who accused the board of “self-interest” in failing to deal adequately with the contents of a report that led to the sacking of former chief executive Thabang Moroe some nine months after he was first suspended.

The board was also criticized after they postponed the Annual General Meeting scheduled for Sept. 5 which had been due to elect a new president and senior officials after Chris Nenzani resigned last month.