Sascoc, CSA on collision course

Cricket South Africa and Sascoc will meet on the weekend over the issuing of a five-point resolution plan by Sascoc that is set to address the rot at CSA. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - There will be more meetings this weekend between Cricket South Africa and Sascoc.

These meetings follow the issuing of a five-point resolution plan by Sascoc, to address the rot at CSA.

The organisations do not see eye-to-eye on the matter.

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News that a troubled Sascoc has asked the embattled CSA board and its senior executives to step aside, temporarily, has plunged the cricket organisation to new lows.

It’s a resolution CSA has rejected while it seeks legal advice on ways to resolve the deadlock.

But Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the Sascoc intervention.

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"We applaud what Sascoc is doing, and we support to ensure that South African cricket is back on its feet.”

Sascoc’s mediation could be perceived as unjustifiable interference by the International Cricket Council.

“I don’t know all the rules and regulations, the updated rules and regulations at the moment, but my personal view is that I think the ICC will await decisions largely from Cricket South Africa to say where they are and see where matters can be taken up," said former Nocsa president Sam Ramsamy.

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Sascoc insists it is within its rights as the governing body of sport in the country.

“This is not administration, but it’s a process that is provided for in the Sascoc constitution, and it’s within the mandates of the macro body to provide this intervention," said Sascoc's acting CEO Ravi Govender.

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Sascoc is adamant that it is acting of its own volition and not under instruction from the Sports Ministry.