South Africa: Noose Tightening Around Thabang Moroe and Cricket South Africa's Hierarchy


CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe appears to have been backed into a corner after seven provincial unions called for him, and the CSA board, to step down in another dramatic day on Thursday.

At a special sitting of the Gauteng Cricket Board on Thursday night, the organisation called on the CSA board and CEO, Thabang Moroe, to resign. They proposed an interim board to replace the existing board. Gauteng president Jack Madiseng, who is a close ally of Moroe's and who is a member of the CSA board, did not attend the Gauteng meeting.

The Gauteng board's decision has been supported by the boards of the Western Province, Eastern Province, Northern Cape, North West, KwaZulu-Natal and South Western Districts.

The board of the South African Cricketers' Association (Saca), the players' trade union, will meet on Friday and indications are that they will make a similar call. The floor has fallen from under Moroe and the CSA board. They are all beyond the point of no return.

On Thursday morning Pietermaritzburg-based Willowton group, which manufactures Sunfoil cooking oil and is a long-standing CSA sponsor, called for the board to resign.

"During our tenure as headline sponsor to the international test series...

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