The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, yesterday evening, announced that the two main sticking points standing in the way of the Members Council and Interim Board finding common ground have now been successfully resolved. This, after the Members Counci
The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, yesterday evening, announced that the two main sticking points standing in the way of the Members Council and Interim Board finding common ground have now been successfully resolved.
This, after the Members Council reconsidered their position on the desirability of both an independent chairperson as well as a board that comprises a majority of independents.
Whilst the two parties are still going to work out the detail required, this agreement paves the way to the adoption of a revised Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) that will hopefully be adopted at the next Annual General meeting (AGM).
In welcoming the response of the Members Council, Minister Mthethwa said:
“I take this opportunity to congratulate CSA through the CSA Acting President and Interim Board Chair for this positive act of putting cricket first. As has been my position since the appointment of the Interim Board, I regard this breakthrough as the end of my involvement in the current process. As the two points of difference were the main obstacles threatening the April 2021 AGM, I have no doubt that the requisite numbers needed to adopt the MOI by the AGM will be achieved. The ball is now in the hands of the two parties”.
It is envisaged that the Acting President and the Interim Board Chair will get together soonest in order to not unduly prejudice the agreed timelines and roadmap leading to the election of a new Board for CSA.
Yesterday’s outcome will enable the Interim Board to meet their target date to give a comprehensive report, before the AGM, which outlines progress achieved on all the 9 points contained in the mandate given to them by the Minister on their appointment in October 2020.
This then means the tenure of the Interim Board would come to an end.
The Minister ended the meeting by thanking everyone who supported the process of renewal within CSA.
Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister)
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