CSA BOARD STATEMENT ON CEO SUSPENSION

Thursday, 11 June 2020

The Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) met last night to deliberate on the events which unfolded at the Head Office of CSA today when the suspended Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thabang Moroe, purported to report for duty.

The Board wishes to clarify that the Chief Executive Officer was suspended in December 2019 pending the outcome of an independent forensic investigation into management practices at Cricket South Africa. The letter of suspension issued to the Chief Executive Officer explicitly stated that he was suspended until the conclusion of the independent forensic investigation. This investigation is not yet complete and therefore the Chief Executive Officer remains suspended and any assertion that his suspension was for a pre-determined period is without basis.

The forensic investigators have indicated that their report is imminent.

The Board is confident that the investigation is coming to a head and there will be more clarity and certainty provided before the end of June.

Once the Board receives the report, the Board will study the report and if disciplinary action against the Chief Executive Officer (or anyone else) is required to be taken, the Board will move swiftly to institute such disciplinary action so that the matter will be resolved as soon as possible. 

This remains a matter of utmost concern to the Board. The Board wishes to assure all stakeholders and the public that this matter is receiving all the attention it deserves. However, the Board is also at pains to ensure that due process is followed at all times.

The Board is confident that the investigation is coming to a head and there will be more clarity and certainty provided before the end of June.