CSA outlines future board changes

Cricket South Africa's special general meeting yields results with far-reaching consequences for the body.

Cricket administrator Jacques Faul. Picture: CSA

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA)'s board of directors, which currently consists of 12 members, will be broadened to 16 again in a year and a half's time.

This was decided upon at a special general meeting on Wednesday, where several issues around transformation and leadership were resolved.

It was agreed that the elected chairperson of the board will also be the President of CSA.

A lead director from the independents will also be appointed to assist the chairperson.

Acting president Willie Basson said a decision was also taken on the number of independents that will be part of the board.

"We decided to go with a five-seven split in terms of the independents and the non-independents; and then 18 months down the line, seven-nine."

Basson also said there aren't any disputes with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc).

The decision goes against Judge Chris Nicholson's recommendations from the CSA inquiry on the 2009 bonus scandal and follows those of Sascoc.

The decision is also not in line with the demands of the Cricket Players' Association.