Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on the Extension of CSA Interim Board

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21 Jan 2021

In appointing the Interim Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA), in October 2020, Minister Nathi Mthethwa gave the board three months to complete their mandate. On that basis, the Interim board assignment would end in January 2021.

However, it was only in November 2020 that the CSA Members Council formally appointed the Interim Board, as required by their Articles of Incorporation.

On the basis of this one month delay, the Minister decided to extend the mid-January deadline by an additional month, to mid-February 2021.

Having been briefed on the progress made by the Interim Board, at the end of last year, Minister Mthethwa said, ”By all accounts and after some initial turbulence, the work of the Interim Board has gained favour amongst our country’s cricket lovers. Accordingly, I am confident that this extension will enable the Interim Board to produce a constructive and actionable report that contains the reforms required to help South African cricket realise their indubitable talent”.

With that said, Minister Mthethwa would consider a further reasonable request for a short extension, should the Interim Board so request.


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Issued by the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture