'Gravely concerned' Proteas title sponsor to meet with CSA

2019-12-02 16:01
Thabang Moroe
Thabang Moroe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Standard Bank, the title sponsor of the Proteas men's team, have revealed they are "gravely concerned" about the current governance of cricket in South Africa.

Standard Bank released a statement stating that they would meet with Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday in the wake of the latest controversy, which saw five journalists revoked of their accreditation by CSA.

READ | CSA to 'fully address' media gagging crisis

Standard Bank Group Chief Marketing Officer, Thulani Sibeko, stated that current media reports have brought the name of cricket into disrepute.

He also stated that cricket in South Africa is a national asset and should be nurtured to thrive.

"In recognition of the widespread interest in and support for cricket, we value the right of South Africans and the broader cricket community to know about developments within CSA, especially those that relate to governance and conduct," said Sibeko.

"Standard Bank is hopeful that we will emerge from the meeting with CSA assured that our concerns, and those of other stakeholders, will be addressed speedily."

The Proteas' welcome England to South African shores this summer in a four-Test series, starting with on December 26 at Centurion.

Read more on:    csa  |  proteas  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
South Africa XI v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Friday, 20 December 2019
South Africa A v England XI, , Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 26 December 2019
South Africa v England, Centurion 10:00

Who will win the 4-Test series between hosts South Africa and visitors England over Xmas, New Year and into January 2020?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.