Lorgat not suspended, says CSA

Johannesburg, PTI | Updated : 23 October 2013, 03:06 PM

Cricket South Africa (CSA) chairman Chris Nenzani on Wednesday said CEO Haroon Lorgat has not been suspended and his removal relates only to the allegations contained in the David Becker article and he remains responsible for all other areas of the board's operations.

The BCCI gave its consent to India's tour of South Africa after Cricket South Africa withdrew Lorgat from not just its dealings with the Indian Board but also the ICC Chief Executives Committee pending an enquiry into his actions.

"I would like to stress that Mr. Lorgat has not been suspended," Chris Nenzani, Chairman of the CSA Board of Directors, said in a short statement.

"In fact, (Lorgat) himself volunteered to withdraw from matters involving the ICC and the BCCI in his deliberations with the full Board at their meeting last Sunday.

"As stated in the joint media release by CSA and the BCCI, Mr Lorgat has been withdrawn by CSA from representing it at the ICC's Chief Executive's Committee (or from acting in any other ICC-related matters), and from having involvement in any aspect of CSA's relationship with the BCCI, including but not limited to the upcoming tour.

"The withdrawal of the Chief Executive relates only to the allegations contained in the Becker article. Mr. Lorgat remains Chief Executive of CSA and is responsible for all other areas of its operations," he added.

In a joint statement earlier today, CSA and BCCI announced that the South African cricket team will play against India in a home series comprising two Test matches and three One Day International matches, the specific dates and details of which will be announced in due course.

First Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 03:05 PM
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