Sports Minister invokes ministerial powers in CSA

Cricket SA

Minister of Sport and Arts Culture, Nathi Mthethwa has informed the CSA Board of his decision to invoke his powers according to section13 from national sport and recreation Act.

“In the circumstances, I have decided to invoke my powers under the Act, and I hereby notify you that I have done so in accordance with s13(5)(c)(i)-(iii) by de-funding CSA, de-recognising CSA and I will cause this to be published in Government gazette in due course at the earliest opportunity. I will as soon as possible also inform the ICC of my decision and provide them with my reasons doing so” Nathi Mthethwa.

The move comes after the members council voted against having more independent directors as well as an independent Chair.

The Chair of the Board, Dr. Stavros Nicolaou said “Only the Members’ council can retrieve the situation now by resolving to support an expedited procedure in terms of section 60 of the Companies’ Act”

The move means the cricket body has been stripped the authority to run the sport in the country.