Thursday, 05 December 2019 15:42

Willowton Group, which runs the Sunfoil Education Trust,has called on Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Thabang Moroe and CSA president Chris Nenzani to resign over the state of affairs at Cricket South Africa.

It penned an open letter, noted its “grave concern over the state of affairs that have transpired within Cricket South Africa over recent months” and list a host of demands in return for its continued association with the governing body.

The Willowton group listed, among others, these immediate actions in an open letter to CSA:

  • Immediate resignation of the CEO of Cricket South Africa
  • Immediate resignation of the president of Cricket South Africa
  • Immediate reinstatement of the three suspended Cricket South Africa officials
  • Immediate reappointment of the two board members who have resigned
  • Immediate appointment of a lead independent director
  • Immediate independent audit and review to be conducted on CSA.

Willowton Group is not the first sponsor to publicly question CSA recently. Standard Bank,also criticised them this month.

Former Cricket boss Ali Bacher has also called on Moroe to consider resigning and called for a new leader to take cricket on the country forward.

The cricket governing body has come under fire in recent times for its handling of several matters and the issue reached boiling point over the weekend when the accreditation of five prominent cricket writers was withdrawn.

Bacher, 77, played 12 Tests for the South African cricket team between 1965 and 1970 when they were still called Springboks.

He also played 120 first class matches for Transvaal and was the managing director of the-then United Cricket Board of South Africa after unification in 1991.