The crisis in South African cricket appears to have been averted.
The Interim Board and the Members Council met on Sunday and released a joint statement just before midnight stating that an agreement had been reached on all outstanding issues, including mending Cricket South Africa’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).
The agreement will trigger an expedited process to adopt the MOI in terms of the Companies Act within 48 hours.
Full statement in the tweet below:
The Members’ Council and Interim Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) are very pleased to announce that agreement has been reached on all the outstanding issues related to amending CSA’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) April 26, 2021
On Thursday, Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa informed Cricket South Africa that he would invoke Section 13 of the Sports and Recreation Act, which would remove recognition of CSA as the ruling authority for cricket in the country.
The move would have had a profound effect on all the national teams, which will no longer be recognised as representative teams of South Africa.
In the video below, cricket commentator Neil Manthorp discusses the possible ramifications of CSA being removed as the ruling authority for cricket: