CSA to appoint CEO in July

Former ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat is tipped as the favourite to head the CSA.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News Sport understands that Cricket South Africa (CSA) will now only announce its new CEO in early July.

The delay is largely due to the fact that the CSA has employed an independent company to assess applicants for the position.

It's understood there is already a shortlist of candidates, with former ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat being the apparent favourite.

Lorgat said he hasn't heard back from the CSA as yet.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are said to be unhappy should Lorgat assume the role.

The President of the BCCI Narayanaswami Srinivasan declined to comment on the matter.

The CEO of the Warriors, Dave Emslie, who has also applied for the job, said the CSA's image needs to be repaired.

He said the CSA does not need to reinvent the wheel, but his wealth of experience could make things better.

Emslie said, "Due diligence needs to prevail all the time. I don't think there's a problem at the CSA. You just need a firm man on the pillar."

He added that he does not mind the length of time the committee takes to reach their decision.

"This is attributable to the fact that the CSA has been plagued with many misfortunes, like the board being unstable and an exodus of top officials."