Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed Thabang Moroe as the permanent chief executive officer of the board responsible for governing the sport in the rainbow nation. Moroe had been the acting CEO since September 2017 when Haroon Lorgat left by mutual consent after his relationship with other administrative authorities saw a precarious turn due to the CSA's proposed T20 league.
CSA President Chris Nenzani said on the board's official website, “Mr Moroe has done an excellent job over the past year in taking over this position in circumstances that were far from ideal,”
“In congratulating him on his appointment I look forward to his continuing the path set out by his predecessor of achieving our goal to be the best run sports federation on the continent and to be among the best in the world.”
Lorgat’s departure came weeks before the proposed start of South Africa’s new T20 league, a six-week tournament due to feature eight teams, which he was responsible for organising. At that time it had yet to announce any television deals, reportedly raising the concern of new franchise owners, many of whom also owned teams in the Indian Premier League.
In October 2017, CSA postponed the T20 Global League for an indefinite period.
(Inputs from Hindustan Times)