JOHANNESBURG - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has endorsed the newly-elected Cricket South Africa (CSA) board, saying the new directors have the skills required to turn the sport around.
Five independent and seven non-independent members were appointed at a CSA AGM on Saturday, to lead the cricketing body.
Infighting and maladministration has dogged the CSA for years, and the new board is expected to hit the ground running.
The election has, however, raised concerns that the recommendations of the Nicholson Inquiry were not adhered to.
Judge Chris Nicholson and his team recommended that the structure of the board to be changed, following the 2009 Indian Premier League bonus scandal that revealed R4.7 million in bonuses was not properly declared by CSA staff members, including former CSA CEO Gerald Majola.
But Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy said proper procedures were followed in the election of the new board.
“Both the President of Sascoc and myself were present at the meeting.
“The elections took place very fairly and they have satisfied our requirements, therefore there is no issue as far as we are concerned.”
The new board is made up of, among others, new CSA President Chris Nenzani, his deputy Peter Cyster, Norman Arendse and Vusi Pikoli.