Cricket SA boss Thabang Moroe suspended, after Standard Bank sponsor pulls out
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has suspended CEO Thabang Moroe following a turbulent week for the organisation.
His suspension comes shortly after Standard Bank announced that it would not be renewing its sponsorship of the Proteas team after 2020.
The banking giant said the CSA caused major reputational damage after controversy this week, reports EWN's Tholakele Mnganga.
BREAKING NEWS: Cricket South Africa have suspended CEO Thabang Moroe. pic.twitter.com/PETzJHLcrh— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) December 6, 2019
According to a statement, a forensic audit of the business and the conduct of management will be conducted while Moroe is on suspension.
Earlier this week, CSA came under fire for revoking the media accreditation for five journalists who had been critical about the dire state of cricket in the country.
At the same time independent board directors, Iqbal Khan and Shirley Zinn, resigned from their posts at the CSA this week.
It's been a hectic week for Cricket South Africa. There are so many fires to put out.Tholakele Mnganga, EWN sports reporter
The CSA is expected to hold a special board meeting on Saturday to discuss this week's developments.
Listen to the EWN update:
The Kolisis – beautiful humans that they are - have done much to lift Mzansi’s spirits over the past few months. They’re not stopping.Read More
It’s possible that all the games will take place in Nelspruit, says IOL sports editor John Goliath.Read More
American Olympic champ Katy Ledecky joined the #gotmilkchallenge and it was a lot of fun. She didn't spill a drop.Read More
Beloved South African rugby commentator Kaunda Ntunja was a pioneer who brought the nation together with his unique voice, says Jonathan Mokuena.Read More
The era of Super Rugby has come to an end. A blessing in disguise? Lester Kiewit interviews IOL sports editor John Goliath.Read More
Is it too much to ask for cricket players to have equal opportunities in 2020? Cricket commentator Jeremy Fredericks speaks his mind.Read More
Amid the Black Lives Matter movement, a number of the team's sponsors called on the Redskins to change the team's name.Read More
"Was I surprised by Graeme Smith’s lukewarm response? Probably not," says freelance journalist Niren Tolsi.Read More
"The Stormers are all getting tested," says John Goliath. "It’s fantastic that they do it, but there’s a risk involved."Read More
Golfer Ian Poulter 'let one rip' as they say just after opponent Greg Chalmers was teeing off at the Travelers Championship.Read More