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Cricket South Africa members' council ratify changes to MOI 

Cricket South Africa members' council ratify changes to MOI 

Cricket South Africa members' council ratify changes to MOI

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) members council has agreed to change the organisation's memorandum of incorporation (MOI) and to devise a system for a majority autonomous board that will prevent the sports ministry to disown the cricket organising body in South Africa. 

In the vote, all provincial presidents voted in agreement with the modified MOI. Previously, on April 17, only six provincial presidents gave their nod to the MOI so the talks, impending crisis and sports ministry's involvement, not to mention, the threats have seemingly changed the stance of provincial presidents. 

South Africa's powerful sports minister Nathi Mthethwa made the headlines in the recent past owing to his fiery statements to abolish CSA and make it null and void which would have led to all international cricket coming to a standstill. 

The minister was set to use the National Sports and Recreation Act and dissolve CSA but the signing of MOI had led to the avoidance of further feud and from a major cricket crisis in the country. 

"We have now reached the stage where we can move to complete one of the outstanding issues of our mandate which is to hold the Annual General Meeting," said Stavros Nicolaou, CSA Interim Board Chair.

CSA Interim Board Chair wants to put the focus back on cricket and aims to dedicate energies to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup in India and form a new governance structure.

"I would like to thank the Members' Council for ensuring that this resolution is passed. Cricket is now poised to move forward with a new governance structure. We look forward to taking the focus away from the boardroom and to the field of play especially ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year. We have kept Minister Nathi Mthethwa fully briefed on the latest developments."

The crisis-embroiled cricket administrative body can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on managing cricket again as the sport was suffering in administrative chaos for the last two weeks.