Johannesburg – With only a day left for Cricket South Africa (CSA) to respond to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa and give him written representations as to why he shouldn’t intervene in their matters, the embattled organisation’s entire board has stepped down.
The remaining members who hadn’t resigned after Sunday’s major cull were independent board members Marius Schoeman, Dr Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw and Vuyokazi Memami-Sedile.
Zola Thamae was the only non-independent board member who had not resigned, but she has also made her exit.
They stood down after Sunday’s member’s council resolution that asked for all board members, independent and non-independent, to resign.
This leaves CSA’s critical decision-making at the hands of the member’s council, which is the organisation’s highest decision-making body.
All the non-independent board members, however, remain on the member’s council except for former acting president Beresfort Williams. This means they could still have a say in the future of an organization they have endangered.
They still need to come up with written response to avoid Mthethwa’s intervention into their affairs, with their deadline set for Tuesday.
The composition of the team that will take CSA forward during the transitional period remains to be seen as the four independent board members were initially going to be part of the team.