Cricket SA and Haroon Lorgat part ways

CSA president Chris Nenzani says there's been a breakdown in the relationship between the board and Haroon Lorgat.

Haroon Lorgat. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani has confirmed that CSA and its chief executive Haroon Lorgat have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect.

Nenzani stated that the reason was due to a breakdown in the relationship between the board and Lorgat.

“We recently tried on a few occasions to remedy the situation between Mr Lorgat and the Board, but we have not been successful in finding a satisfactory resolution,” said Nenzani in a statement.

“The board unanimously felt that it was in the best interest of the organisation that we agreed to a mutual separation agreement with Mr Lorgat.”

Lorgat said: “I would like to thank the board for their wholesome support during my time, especially in my early years at CSA. It is most unfortunate that we must part ways in this manner, but it is the best way forward for CSA. It was an honour to lead the organisation and I am proud of what we have achieved over the past few years to make CSA widely recognised as the best run sports federation in South Africa.”

CSA vice president Thabang Moroe has been appointed by the board as the acting CEO, while the search for a new CEO begins.