All members of Cricket South Africa (CSA), including the acting president Beresford Williams and five other board members, resigned from their post on Monday. CSA took to Twitter to make an official announcement, saying that 'all independent and Non-Independent Directors have now resigned.'
"Following the members' council meeting held yesterday, 25 October 2020, the members' council received and accepted resignations from board members. After the members' council had deliberated and resolved that in order to best serve the interest of cricket in South Africa, the entire board should resign - which they did. All independent and non-independent directors have now resigned," CSA said.
After the Members’ Council had deliberated and resolved that in order to best serve the interest of cricket in South Africa, the entire Board should resign - which they did. All Independent and Non-Independent Directors have now resigned.— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 26, 2020
"The members' council thanks every member who diligently served on the board and selflessly sacrificed their time for extended and often, overwhelming periods, to assist Cricket South Africa. The members' council appreciates their commitment to cricket and despite the turbulent economic climate, CSA, under their leadership, received an unqualified audit for the financial year ending 30 April 2020. The council wishes them well in their future endeavours," it added.
Williams had, in fact, resigned on Sunday, and his decision was followed by the likes of Donovan May, Tebogo Siko, Angelo Carolissen, John Mogodi and Dheven Dharmalingam.
The CSA has been in disarray since last December when it suspended chief executive Thabang Moroe on the basis of a forensic report. In September this year, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) demanded the board to step down, but as they refused to cooperate, the minister was forced to intervene. As things stand, a formation of an interim board is on cards which will recommend a new structure, and Rihan Richards is in control of cricket in South Africa.
Meanwhile, South Africa are set to host England for a white-ball series comprising of three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in late November and early December.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @OfficialCSA