South Africa lose Momentum as their ODI sponsor
South Africa Cricket’s current issues have forced their ODI sponsor Momentum to walk out. They are likely to face even bigger problem due to government interference.
It has been a tough few days for South Africa Cricket since it was informed that the cricket board will be suspended by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), which has the power to put federations under administration.
It might put South Africa’s cricket into huge trouble as the International Cricket Council (ICC) doesn’t tolerate any kind of government interference.
Meanwhile, Momentum announced on Tuesday that they have decided to walk out due to the current tension between the government and the cricket board. They released a statement, which stated that – “Momentum has expressed that they are not satisfied with the current state of affairs at CSA regarding governance and other reputational issues.”
Carel Bosman, Momentum’s head of sponsorship also said he hopes that South Africa cricket gets a government body that is professional and ethical.
“We will continue our dialogue with CSA to keep them accountable to do the right thing. We all want to see a governing body that is run professionally and ethically, and one that considers all stakeholders to the game,” he said.
Things began to erupt between SASCOC and CSA when the cricket board refused to share with it the report of an apparently wide-ranging forensic investigation commissioned by the members council, CSA’s highest authority. CSA cited the findings of the investigation as its reason for firing Thabang Moroe as chief executive on August 27.