The Board and Management of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has recently become aware of an unfortunate situation involving players and player contracts, through player intermediary, the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) in which speculation and indeed allegations of dereliction were leveled against CSA, following alleged non-payment of player fees, stemming from the Mzansi Super League arrangement, in 2018.
CSA is in the process of investigating this matter to determine the extent to which certain CSA employees were or were not derelict in fulfilling their duties. This is in line with the effort of ensuring that the principle of accountability is applied equally, fairly and without fear or favor throughout the organization.
Whilst the investigation of this matter is in progress, employees who are alleged to have been involved in this matter have been placed on precautionary suspension until the investigation is completed, following which disciplinary action could be instituted against the affected employees.
While CSA regrets this unfortunate situation, as an organization that promotes good governance and excellence in performance, we are pleased to report that, once uncovered, CSA successfully and quickly addressed this situation with SACA. In this regard an agreement was wherein all fees due to players will be transferred to SACA with immediate effect and through this mutual agreement, CSA and SACA have averted all potential interruptions to the game of cricket.
CSA assures the players, our stakeholders and all cricket fans at large that any kind of lapse in its processes that adversely impacts the game of cricket will be addressed accordingly.
Thabang Moroe, CSA’s Chief Executive commented: “CSA wants to reassure all cricket fans and all cricket stakeholders that our organization and indeed our staff adhere to the highest ethical standards in all our dealings and that consistency and accountability remains uppermost in all our processes and procedures.
“It is our expectation that all our staff members, including third-party stakeholders who are associated with the CSA brand, should protect the reputation of CSA and the sport of cricket at all times.”