Dr Jacques Faul, has been named acting CEO of Cricket South Africa (CSA). The announcement was made by CSA president, Chris Nenzani, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.

Nenzani has also confirmed that negotiations with former Proteas captain, Graeme Smith, will be concluded by Tuesday to become CSA’s first Director of Cricket.

Faul, the Titans CEO, will take over the reins from Thabang Moroe, who was suspended on Friday.

His appointment follows a week of turmoil in the sport in the country. It started on Sunday when the accreditation of five prominent cricket journalists who were critical of the federation, was revoked. What followed was Moroe and Cricket South Africa communications manager Thamie Mthembu contradicting each other, before CSA eventually had to apologise for its error in judgement.

Three board members resigned in protest before Moroe was placed on precautionary suspension. His suspension with full pay came after reports from Cricket South Africa’s Social and Ethics and the Audit and Risk Committees. An independent forensic audit will now be carried out.

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