Chris Nenzani resigns as Cricket South Africa President


Chris Nenzani has stepped down as the President of the Members Council and the Chairman of the board of directors of Cricket South Africa, CSA’s official release confirmed on Monday (August 17). His resignation ends a seven-year tenure full of controversies and corruption allegations.

According to a CSA statement, Nenzani officially resigned on Friday (August 15), 22 days before his official reign would come to an end. In CSA’s Annual General Meeting scheduled on September 5, Nenzani was to officially exit the board, following which his successor will be appointed.

CSA’s official statement

“Mr. Nenzani has led Cricket South Africa with dedication and astutely since 2013. Mr. Nenzani has provided valuable leadership, insight, assistance and direction in advancing the game of cricket with a focus on achieving transformation and access for the majority of the South African population.” read CSA’s official statement.

“On behalf of Cricket South Africa’s Members’ Council and the Board of Directors we thank Mr. Nenzani for his contributions to Cricket South Africa and for being a loyal servant to the game of cricket. We wish him well in his future endeavours and we are sure that he will continue to contribute to the game of cricket.”

Nenzani had his fair share of ups and downs since his appointment in 2013. One of the biggest highlights of his tenure was the drama surrounding Haroon Lorgat’s departure in 2017. Then vice-president Thabang Moroe took over as the acting chief executive and appointed to the position permanently in 2018. However, Moroe’s time at the helm sparked a series of scandals that left the CSA board in a huge financial crisis, the effects of which could be felt till 2022. By the time they suspended him in 2019, things had spiralled out of control.

CSA confirmed they will be appointing a new President in the upcoming AGM on September 5.