FILE - Kugandrie Govender. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
FILE - Kugandrie Govender. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Cricket South Africa dismiss former acting CEO Kugandrie Govender

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 31, 2021

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JOHANNESBURG - Kugandrie Govender, Cricket SA’s former Chief Commercial Officer, and briefly the acting CEO, was dismissed from the organisation, CSA announced on Saturday.

Govender’s had been one of the longest running disciplinary processes at CSA, in the wake of the administrative meltdown suffered by that organisation, following a forensic audit and then intervention from Sports Minister, Nathi Mthethwa.

Govender had been placed on suspension last December.

“The Chairperson of the Disciplinary Tribunal, Advocate Terry Motau SC, imposed a sanction of immediate dismissal, having regard inter alia to the seriousness of Ms Govender’s misconduct, the breach of trust and including the fact that a continued working relationship between Ms Govender and CSA would no longer be possible,” CSA said in a statement on Saturday.

The case against Govender was the last of the pending disciplinary matters that CSA had to conclude. Welsh Gwaza, CSA former company secretary was dismissed in June.

“CSA views the finalisation of this disciplinary matter as critical towards the stabilisation of the commercial business unit. The fact that the matter has been concluded is also a necessary step towards ensuring that CSA enters a new trajectory of firmly focusing on serving the game of cricket and repositioning its relationship with its stakeholders and partners,” the federation’s statement concluded.

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