More Pressure on CSA Board to Resign

06 Feb 2020

It’s been revealed that Central Gauteng Lions President, Jack Madiseng, has once again called on the Cricket South Africa board to resign.

Madiseng made the comments during the recent Test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Madiseng said the CSA board's refusal to resign was scaring off potential sponsors and making it difficult for new CEO Jacques Faul to do his job.

Headline sponsors Standard Bank announced in December they would not renew their sponsorship with CSA when it expired at the end of April. The bank cited a collapse of governance controls as their main reason for ending their R100m-a-year deal with CSA.

Other key sponsors - cooking oil manufacturers Sunfoil and financial services group Momentum - gave CSA an ultimatum for its board to step down by the end of April or they, too, would stop pumping money into the crisis-riddled organisation.

Speaking during his welcome address as CGL President on the opening day of the fourth Test on 24 January, Madiseng said he had full confidence in Acting CEO Faul to steer the CSA ship back to safe waters.

The contents of Madiseng's address had not been made public until now.

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