Cape Town - The Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) has called for the remaining directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) to resign with immediate effect.
In a press release, the WPCA called a special meeting on Wednesday and called for the resignation of alternatively President Chris Nenzani or vice-president Beresford Williams
Their resolution was "passed unanimously with only one abstentee"
The meeting was prompted due to the serious concern, which was shared publicly by the three national sponsors, the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) and from various provincial boards like the Gauteng Cricket Board and Kwa-Zulu Natal Cricket Union.
According to the press release, Western Province revealed that they and other provinces have also been conducting grassroots engagements with their club members to discuss the current crisis in CSA.
"The WPCA President, Adv. Nic Kock, has been given a mandate to communicate the Western Province's concerns on urgent matters including: - board vacancies and resignations; the state of sponsorship; the on-going deadlock between SACA and CSA; the continued suspension of senior executives on full pay and the financial outlook for Cricket given current / projected future losses."
The WPCA confessed that the "reputational damage suffered" by CSA needs to addressed immediately.
The WPCA won its arbitration case against CSA with costs after CSA had placed the WPCA board under administration on September 22, taking issue with certain financial aspects of a major development currently underway at Newlands stadium that is reportedly worth around R750 million.
Two weeks ago, Nenzani unveiled Jacques Faul as the new acting CEO of CSA after suspending former chief Thabang Moroe.
Nenzani then went to confirm that the entire board will remain and will "hope to turn CSA around".
Faul and Nenzani then brought former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith as the new interim Director of Cricket.
- Compiled by Lynn Butler