Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) interim board will continue to operate for another month – at the very least – Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa confirmed on Thursday. The board was set up in October of 2020 and tasked with fixing several administrative issues and other problems in South African cricket. Minister Mthethwa originally allowed the interim board a total of three months to complete their task.
The CSA members however only formally appointed the new interim board members in November of 2020. A formal appointment by the CSA members council is required by their Articles of Incorporation. Mthethwa decided to extend the deadline by an additional month. The interim board is expected to complete their task by mid-February but in reality it could take much longer.
In a statement on Thursday, Mthethwa said, “By all accounts and after some initial turbulence, the work of the Interim Board has gained favour among our country’s cricket lovers.
“Accordingly, I am confident that this extension will enable the Interim Board to produce a constructive and actionable report that contains the reforms required to help South African cricket realise their indubitable talent”.