The Gauteng Cricket Board has called for Thabang Moroe to resign. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix
The Gauteng Cricket Board has called for Thabang Moroe to resign. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix

Gauteng Cricket Board first provincial affiliate to call for Moroe, CSA Board to resign

By Stuart Hess Time of article published Dec 5, 2019

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The Central Gauteng Lions Board on Thursday demanded the entire Board of Cricket South Africa and its chief executive, Thabang Moroe resign immediately.

The CGL Board met on Thursday evening where that resolution and two others were made and passed unanimously. Besides calling for Moroe’s and the CSA Board’s resignation,  the CGL Board also called for the establishment of an interim board and an interim management team to run Cricket SA’s affairs and for a forensic audit of Cricket SA to be undertaken. The resolutions have been supported by seven other provinces; Western Province, KwaZulu Natal, South Western Districts, North West, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Eastern Province.

Cricket South Africa’s Members Council – the 14-strong group made up of the presidents of all the provincial affiliates will meet Friday, where it is understood a resolution may be passed asking for Moroe and Cricket SA’s Board to stand down. With an eight strong majority, that would spell trouble for Moroe.   

The Gauteng Board was the first provincial affiliate to draw up that resolution and it will leave its president Jack Madiseng, a Board member and staunch ally of Moroe, in a very difficult position.

“The CGL Board concludes with a united voice that the above three steps need to urgently be undertaken in order to best serve the game of cricket in South Africa,” read a statement from the CGL.

Moroe and Cricket South Africa’s senior administrative leadership have faced increasing scrutiny recently due to the total breakdown of its relationship with the country’s players and their representatives, the SA Cricketers Association, its  failure to appoint a Director of Cricket, the resignation of two independent Board memebers and the banning of five journalists at the weekend.

This week esteemed ex administrators like Ali Bacher and Vince van der Bijl and one of CSA’s sponsor Sunfoil have also called for the Board, Moroe and Cricket SA’s president, Chris Nenzani to resign. 


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