24 Aug 2020

The Board of Cricket South Africa has announced the appointment of Kugandrie Govender as Acting Chief Executive Officer.

“She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 23 years’ experience in the corporate sector and currently holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Cricket South Africa,” said Acting President, Beresford Williams. “We believe that Kugandrie is the right person to drive the organization forward during this period."

“CSA’s mandate is to ensure that cricket is an inclusive sporting code for all South Africans. It is important to improve our reputation both locally and internationally. This is a critical time for our organisation and crucial for key stakeholders to work together to improve the rating of cricket among those who love, support, and follow the sport, and those who have trust in the sport's ability to unify all South Africans. We will work hard to improve the levels of pride amongst our stakeholders and I am humbled to be a part of the collective that commits itself to ensure that CSA is a federation of which South Africans are proud,” said Govender.

This follows Jacques Faul stepping down as Acting CEO, just hours after confirmation that the organisation’s President, Chris Nenzani, had also resigned.

Williams is acting as President until after the CSA AGM on 5 September.

Faul's exit added to the turbulent situation the organisation finds itself in after COO Naasei Appiah was fired, despite winning an appeal against his early dismissal.

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