New CSA board to be elected

Embattled sporting body Cricket South Africa is due to elect a new board at its AGM today.

Acting CSA president Willie Basson. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Embattled sporting body Cricket South Africa (CSA) is due to elect a new board at its annual general meeting on Saturday.

This follows months of controversy around the administration of the game and a debate around whether the chairman of the organisation should be independent or not.

The CSA members' forum is expected to elect five independent and seven non-independent directors - taking cognisance of geopolitical boundaries.

The board chairperson will be the selected president of CSA; and a lead director will also be appointed from among the independent directors to guide the chairperson on issues of corporate governance.

This is largely being viewed as a departure from the structure recommended by retired judge Chris Nicholson, following his inquiry into the 2009 Indian Premier League bonus scandal.

A dispute over whether the chair should be independent or not arose last year when advocate Norman Arendse was nominated and then turned down - he took the matter to arbitration and won.

Cricket administration in the country has been rocked by repeated controversies over the past few years and the new board will inherit a raft of challenges.