Thabang Moroe appointed as Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa

He was the acting Chief Executive for the last one year.

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In September 2017, Haroon Lorgat stepped down as the Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa. After ten months, the cricket board has announced Thabang Moroe as its new Chief Executive with immediate effect for a three-year term. He was the acting Chief Executive for the past one year. His major challenge will be the launch of the inaugural edition of the Global T20 League.

The tournament, in spite of completing the player draft process and having all the six participating teams on board, couldn’t get underway. Moroe previously has confirmed that the CSA would pay $ 180,000 to each franchise as a ‘gesture of goodwill’. The failure to launch the event was one of the major reasons behind Lorgat’s resignation. Meanwhile, the country’s cricketing fraternity was ecstatic by the new appointment.

Mr. Moroe has done an excellent job

“Mr. Moroe’s appointment follows a thorough and rigorous process to fill this important position. I would like to express my appreciation to the sub-committee of the board as well as my colleagues on the board who have brought this matter to a highly satisfactory conclusion,” Chris Nenzani, the President of Cricket South Africa (CSA) was quoted as saying by Inside Sport.

“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,” he added.

The South African team is presently in Sri Lanka where they are playing a two-match Test series. The Proteas were beaten black and blue by 278 runs in the opening Test at the Galle International Stadium. The Lankan spinners ripped them apart with their guile and trajectory. The second match will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on July 20.

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