South African cricket looks to be in major crisis as they’re on the verge of being banned from international cricket by the International Cricket Council(ICC), when the Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee of the country suspended Cricket African nation, the country’s cricket board.
After a decade long misdirection in South African Cricket, that saw a variety of board changes, besides allegations of unable to fulfil transformation targets at the board and training workers level, the continent|Republic of South Africa|African country|African nation}n Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) finally asked Cricket South Africa to step except for the administration on full pay.
According to reports, the SASCOC wrote a letter to Cricket South Africa in which they demanded that “the CSA board and those senior executives who serve ex-officio on the board (the company secretary, the acting CEO, the CFO, and the COO) are directed to step aside from the administration of CSA on full pay”.
CSA statement on SASCOC resolutions 👇 pic.twitter.com/Lo5DtBxrJq
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) September 10, 2020
Although the ICC is yet to formally reply to the turn of events, this unprecedented development means, the African nation can be prohibited from taking part in international cricket as per the ICC protocols.
Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution imposes an obligation on Members to produce a method for complimentary and democratic elections and to make sure that there’s no government interference in its governance and/or administration for cricket severally, that effectively means the Proteas team are on the verge of being prohibited for the second time in their history, with the primary ban coming back from 1970 to 1991 because of the social policy policies.
Last year, the Republic of Zimbabwe Cricket team was prohibited from international cricket for political interference, because of that the team missed out on taking part in the qualifiers for the now-postponed ICC World T20.