CSA, Haroon Lorgat part ways by mutual consent

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2017 16:56 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept 28 (ANI): Cricket South Africa and its chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect.

Confirming the news, CSA President Chris Nenzani stated that the reason for parting of ways was due to a breakdown in their relationship.

"We recently tried on a few occasions to remedy the situation between Lorgat and the Board, but we have not been successful in finding a satisfactory resolution.The Board unanimously felt that it was in the best interest of the organization that we agreed to a mutual separation agreement with Lorgat," Nenzani said.

Reflecting on the decision, Nenzami admitted that it was a tough call as Lorgat had made a big contribution towards the success of the organization.

"It was a tough call for us to make and we recognize that Lorgat had made a big contribution to the success of the organization and together with the Board was instrumental in changing the fortunes of CSA when it had endured a troublesome period 5 years ago," Nenzami said.

"We are all saddened by this turn of events, but at the same time we need to look forward to ensure new leadership at CSA builds on the solid foundation laid by Lorgat. On behalf of all of us at CSA, I would like to thank Haroon for his excellent leadership and sterling contribution and wish him well in his future endeavors," he added.

Lorgat was appointed in July 2013 for a period of three years before he was given a three-year extension in 2015 until July 2019. In total, he has served four years and two months.

"I would like to thank the Board for their wholesome support during my time, especially in my early years at CSA. It is most unfortunate that we must part ways in this manner, but it is the best way forward for CSA," commented Lorgat.

"It was an honour to lead the organization and I am proud of what we have achieved over the past few years to make CSA widely recognized as the best run sports federation in South Afric. I must take this opportunity to sincerely thank all my staff, our players, the wonderful set of commercial partners, the media and every other person that I have had the pleasure of engaging with during my term," concluded Lorgat.

CSA Vice President, Thabang Moroe, has been named the acting CEO, while the search for a new CEO begins.(ANI)