Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa threatens to ban CSA
Minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa has told the members council of Cricket South Africa (CSA) that they have left him with no decision except for to summon his forces regarding segment 13(5) of the Sports Act and suspend the crisis riddled association.
The news has come a day after the members council‚ which is comprised of the 14 subsidiaries presidents‚ casted a ballot against changes in the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) to take into account rebuilding of the association’s organization and a greater part autonomous board and a free executive with no offshoot to cricket.
The members council is CSA’s highest decision-making body.
“Minister Mthethwa has expressed his disappointment at the failure of the CSA delegates to adopt the revised MOI‚” reads Mthethwa’s statement.
“The revised MOI that the affiliates decided against adopting‚ constituted an agreement between the CSA Members Council and the Interim Board.
“Accordingly‚ any failure to ratify such an agreement entered into by a duly authorised Members Council representative can only be interpreted as acting in bad faith.
“This turn of events‚ taking place at the back of several missed opportunities by the Members Council‚ has left the Minister with no further option but to exercise his rights in terms of section 13(5) of the Sports Act.
“To this end‚ the Minister will be taking the necessary steps required to exercise his rights in terms of the law prescripts next week.”