Soon after South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) owing to the pending investigation for “malpractice and maladministration” within the African board, former England skipper – Kevin Pietersen is livid with whatever is taking place in Africa while terming that it’s the ‘catastrophic’ situation for cricket in South Africa.
On Thursday (September 10), SASCOC has suspended the Proteas cricket board for a month owing to further investigations which had marred South African cricket to a great extent.
While taking to Twitter, Pietersen wrote about the chaos in cricket administration in South Africa, “Goodness me! What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic.”
I think it’s been a cancer: Graeme Smith
So much so, Director of Cricket for CSA, and former South African skipper, Graeme Smith had recently stated that ‘cancer’ had been within the organisation after senior officials had brought disgrace to the board.
Besides, internal problems had gone from bad to worse after owing to media leaks for some time now.
“I think it’s been a cancer from within the organisation for a while and it’s not getting any better,” Smith recently stated.
Sport unites SA: Kevin Pietersen
The Pietermaritzburg-born Kevin Pietersen had further termed it as the ‘horror show’ which is subsequently finishing cricket in South Africa.
The former English batsman Pietersen further added that it’s a sport that unites South Africa. He further expressed sorry for those who have done an outstanding job on being at the helm of affairs.
Besides, Pietersen feels for all those players who are at the receiving end due to the recent happenings apart from the decision of CSA’s suspension.
“I feel so sorry for the many amazing people that work in that organisation and to all the players that are suffering at the hands of this disaster. Sport unites SA! This horror show is finishing cricket,” Kevin Pietersen further wrote on his Twitter handle.
Owing to the wide range of issues within CSA including racism, interim CEO Jacques Faul and CSA President Chris Nenzani had tendered resignation in August. Faul was replaced by Kugandrie Govender.
Earlier, former CEO Thabang Moroe was expelled from his position following the ‘misconduct’.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how the world cricket governing body – International Cricket Council (ICC) will proceed further post CSA’s suspension after SASCOC intervention which could also be construed as the interference of government within the Proteas board.
Goodness me! What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic.
I feel so sorry for the many amazing people that work in that organisation and to all the players that are suffering at the hands of this disaster!
Sport unites SA! This horror show is finishing cricket! 🤦🏻♂️
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) September 11, 2020