The result of the administrative upsurge in Cricket South Africa (CSA) has resulted in Momentum, the one-day sponsor of the South African team, having decided not to pursue the contract and quit with the team following an ongoing contract with the team in April 2021. According to Cricinfo’s report, Momentum has decided not to enter into a new agreement with the team for its sponsor. Apart from the one-day team, the franchise will also withdraw from the sponsors of the One-Day Cup, National Cup Championship, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17. However, she will remain the sponsor of the women’s team till 2023.
The financial services provider said in a statement that they are not satisfied with what is currently going on in the CSA administration.
Significantly, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascock), an Olympic-affiliated body in South Africa, has asked the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board and senior executive to resign.
CEO Kugrendi Govender, company secretary Welsh Gwaja and executive chief commercial officer Thami Mathembu will no longer be able to see functioning at CSA for long.
Sascock will now set up a task team to investigate the case at CSA. The panel will make recommendations to the member council of Sascock and CSA within one month of finalizing the task team members.
The institution said that mismanagement and misconduct continue in the CSA, which has brought cricket into disarray.
CSA sacked its former CEO Thabang Moroye from his post last month.
The move by Sascock has put the South Africa cricket team’s recognition in danger. In such a situation, the recognition of the team from the ICC can be ended and he can be out of international cricket.
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