Chris Nenzani Resigns
Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani has resigned with immediate effect.
Nenzani had assumed the role in February 2013. He stepped down on Friday when he submitted his letter of resignation.
His resignation comes a month before he was due to step down as the organisation’s president at next month’s annual general meeting.
It comes 24 hours after CSA dismissed chief operations officer Naasei Appiah with immediate effect for “transgressions of a serious nature”. But the defiant official’s lawyer insisted that the matter is far from over.
Appiah has been suspended since October last year and his legal representative Thapelo Kharametsane laughed off the dismissal.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) was scheduled to make an appearance before the parliamentary committee on sports‚ arts and culture on August 25 after Nenzani led the delegation that was grilled by the committee on June 19.
Nenzani was asked to serve an extra year after his two terms of three years each expired last year. He said he regretted serving agreeing to serve another year when he appeared before the parliamentary sports portfolio committee in June.
At that said meeting‚ Nenzani said the independent report into suspended chief executive officer Thabang Moroe was due to be completed.
That deadline wasn’t met and parts of the report have yet to be made public.
On June 4‚ TimesLIVE reported that CSA had missed deadlines with regards to Moroe’s disciplinary matter.
In the year that Nenzani served, CSA was engulfed in scandals that have tarnished the organisation’s image.
Under his watch‚ CSA suspended Moroe in December last year after a turbulent six months where the organisation not only failed to appoint Graeme Smith as the director of cricket according to their agreed deadlines at the end of October‚ but also saw the men’s national team fail miserably at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The performances in the subsequent tour of India wasn’t better as the men’s team was heavily beaten in all three Tests.