The South African government, on Thursday, September 10, suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) and has taken full control of their cricket.The development could well get the African nation suspended as it doesn’t fall under the rules set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), regarding government interference.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) wrote a letter to the CSA, demanding that “the CSA board and those senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board (the company secretary, the acting CEO, the CFO, and the COO) are directed to step aside from the administration of CSA on full pay”.
Cricket South Africa has had to go through loads of turbulence after a number of their prominent members had to step aside due to charges of corruption.
Back in August, their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thabang Moroe was fired for misconduct after an independent investigation found him guilty.
Back in July 2019, the ICC handed Zimbabwe and Nepal with suspensions due to government interference.
However, after a board meeting in October in Dubai, the two teams were re-instated as the ICC members.If and when the ICC takes a call on South Africa cricket remains to be seen.