This horror present is ending cricket: Pietersen on CSA disaster


London, September 11

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has likened the disaster in South African cricket to a “horror show” that’s ending the game in that nation.

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has requested Cricket South Africa’s board to step apart because it investigates “many instances of maladministration and malpractice” within the organisation.

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The SASCOC’s motion, which implies that there isn’t a one to run every day affairs of CSA, is one other setback to the board which is in the midst of administrative chaos and dealing with allegations of corruption and racial discrimination.

Taking to Twitter, the South African-born Pietersen wrote, “Goodness me! What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic.”         

The CSA has, amongst others, former skipper Graeme Smith on the helm of affairs, and Pietersen felt dangerous for them.

“I really feel so sorry for the various superb those that work in that organisation and to all of the gamers which might be struggling by the hands of this catastrophe.

“Sport unites SA! This horror show is finishing cricket.”     

ESPNcricinfo reported that SASCOC took the choice unanimously at a board assembly on Tuesday alleging “many instances of maladministration and malpractice at CSA which “has introduced cricket into disrepute”.

CSA’ former CEO Thabang Monroe was fired final month following the findings of a forensic report that exposed “acts of serious misconduct”.

Acting CEO Jacques Faul and president Chris Nenzani resigned final month with Kugandrie Govender changing Faul.

Country’s elite gamers have additionally criticised the CSA for suspending its AGM scheduled for September 5.

International Cricket Council could search clarifications from the CSA because the SASCOC’s motion may be seen as authorities interference. PTI



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