South Africa cricket board holds 'positive' talks with national sports body

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

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South Africa's cricket board has held "positive" talks with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

The cricket board seeks to avoid being sidelined following criticism of its governance.

SASCOC, the umbrella body in South Africa and which all federations are answerable to, said last week that the board had been asked to step aside.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement: "The meeting presented a step forward towards a collaborative approach in the interest of good governance and executive operations," it said.

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

CSA has been criticised by sponsors and the national team players for "self-interest" in failing to deal adequately with the contents of a report that led to the dismissal of former chief executive Thabang Moroe nine months after he was first suspended.

SASCOC acting CEO Ravi Govender did not confirm whether the plan to suspend the CSA board would go ahead but said more details of the meeting would be revealed on Thursday.

Govender said that they had met on Tuesday and had identified one or two things that need to be put in place, adding that a joint media briefing would take place on Thursday.