Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) appear to be at an impasse, with the former continuing to deny the latter unrestricted access to the forensic report which it used to fire former CEO Thabang Moroe. SASCOC, who last week instructed CSA’s Board and executive to stand down while it appoints a task team to investigate the cricket board’s affairs, has indicated it will take further action against CSA if the full report is not made available to them, but are not at liberty to disclose what that may entail just yet.
In a joint press conference held on Thursday morning, both CSA and SASCOC said they are willing to engage with the other but neither appeared willing to move from its position. CSA maintains that it has received legal advice that it is “not in our best interests” to release the full report, according to Members’ Council member Anne Vilas, while SASCOC acting president Aleck Skhosana called it “irrational and unreasonable” of CSA to deny SASCOC access to the report.
Skhosana also said SASCOC’s task team will not be appointed until CSA presents SASCOC with the full report, which effectively means that for now, status quo remains with Kugandrie Govender continuing to work as CSA acting CEO, with her full complement of staff, and the CSA Board still in place.
More to follow…