'Speed and caution' to fix CSA

2012-03-21 15:41
Willie Basson (File)
Centurion - Speed is important to rectify the damage to Cricket SA's reputation, but caution is equally important so as not to taint the sport further, its acting president Willie Basson said on Wednesday.

Basson said the board needed to trust him and he would not take any steps without their approval or he too would be creating an equally bad image for the sport.

"It is important to move quickly but not to move too quickly, otherwise more damage would be done to cricket's reputation," Basson told reporters in Centurion.

Basson acknowledged the sport was beleaguered and its image and reputation damaged but said the inherent robustness of the system and the strength of its regional structures had proved over the years that the capacity to deal with the problem existed.

"The process will require cool heads, a high level of professionalism and a systematic approach to resolve the burning issues facing the organisation," he said.

CSA's board agreed at a meeting on Saturday to adopt the recommendations of the Nicholson report but Basson felt it needed thorough analysis first.

"The scientist in me says I must do things systematically and get the facts on the table and then make recommendations to the board."

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