Chris Nenzani has resigned from his post as the president of Cricket South Africa with immediate effect to bring an end to a tumultuous seven-year reign, one that was marred by corruption charges.
According to a statement released by Cricket South Africa, Chris Nenzani, whose terms were extended for 12 months last December, stepped down on Friday, one month before he was expected to be present at the board’s Annual General Meeting [AGM].
“Mr. Nenzani has provided valuable leadership, insight, assistance and direction in advancing the game of cricket with a focus on achieving transformation and access for the majority of the South African population,” read the statement.
“Mr. Nenzani led Cricket South Africa with dedication and astutely since 2013”- CSA Statement
Cricket South Africa has been in great turmoil in the past year or so. Last December, CSA had suspended its CEO Thabong Moroe after allegations of misconduct surfaced against him. Jacques Faul has since been functioning as acting CEO.
According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Nenzani resigned hours after CSA fired its Chief Operating Officer Nassei Appiah.
“Mr. Nenzani led Cricket South Africa with dedication and astutely since 2013. The Members Council notes that in terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) the Vice President, Mr. Beresford Williams will act as President of the Members Council until the appointment of a new President at the AGM scheduled for the 5th of September 2020.”the statement further added.
The AGM meeting of Cricket South Africa is set to be held on September 05.