SA cricket’s civil war rages on

Thabang Moroe (CEO) of CSA during the Cricket SA press conference at CSA Offices on August 06, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Thabang Moroe (CEO) of CSA during the Cricket SA press conference at CSA Offices on August 06, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Cricket South Africa and players union Saca continue to send out completely different messages as litigation between the parties rumbles on.

Renewed fears for the future of South African cricket emerged on Tuesday as the standoff between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca) intensifies. The two parties are currently engaged in a court battle related to the governing body’s refusal to provide the players union with detailed information on its true financial position, which also prompted the restructuring of domestic cricket as a cost-saving measure. And now, further fuel has been poured onto the fire with CSA’s much-publicised announcement that the national team’s coaching structure will be revamped in a move that critics believe attempts to shift professional players’ loyalty back to the federation and away from Saca. ALSO READ: Civil war erupts in South African cricket Thabang Moroe, CSA’s chief executive, insists that despite “differences” persisting, there’s still communication taking place. “There’s no breakdown in the relationship,” he said at a media briefing. “We continue to talk with Tony Irish (Saca’s CEO). In fact, (CSA) president Chris Nenzani had an informal chat with him in London and our board treasurer as well. Saca has agreed to a meeting to iron out these matters. What CSA need to do now is to determine dates and extend...


 


 


 

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