- Cricket South Africa's board is reportedly on the brink of dissolving following a meeting on Thursday
- Reports say that the members council agreed to dissolve the entire CSA board
- This comes after Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa gave the CSA until 27 October to sort out their affairs before he intervenes
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The Cricket South Africa (CSA) board is reportedly on the brink of dissolving. This comes after the resignation of CSA independent director Dheven Dharmalingam. It's alleged that the entire board would be following suit.
The members council met on Thursday evening and reports say that they resolved to dissolve the entire CSA board. It is still unclear if this order will extend to the executive management. The members council contains 14 affiliate presidents including the president and vice-president of the CSA.
The CSA also has until Tuesday, 27 October, to put forth their defence to prevent sports minister, Nathi Mthethwa, from intervening in its affairs.
News24 reported that two independent sources informed them that the entire board has been forced to step down. TimesLive revealed that the members council asked the CSA board to recuse itself from the meeting which pushed Dharmalingam to resign.
Take a look at some of the responses from South African Twitter users to the news.
"Interesting times ahead!"
"At last. They managed SA Cricket into the ground."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on Nathi Mthethwa wanting to intervene in the CSA fiasco. His declaration comes after the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) instructed the CSA board and executive to move aside while an examination concerning their monetary and administration undertakings went on.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been informed about Mthethwa's plans, meaning they can sanction a national board which could result in the banning of international play. Saffa cricket fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts on Mthethwa and the CSA.
South Africans took to Twitter to express their views on the news.
"Here goes cricket down the drain."
"Supersport will soon have no content to fill its sporting schedule for the summer months..."
"Great! That is the end of cricket in SA."
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