“Saca have no right to call for the removal of the CSA board. The only people or body that can remove the CSA board is the members’ council, not the public and certainly not the media,” said May, adding that “the other unions are also not part of the call”.
“As the Eastern Province Cricket [president], I was supported by other unions. North West Cricket also said they are not part of this, so has South Western Districts (SWD), so has Limpopo, so has Northern Cape Cricket.”
Saca’s outgoing CEO, Tony Irish, did not respond to e-mailed questions and his mobile phone was either on voicemail or rang unanswered.
Moroe was suspended on misconduct charges, albeit on full pay, on Friday, as CSA wilted under pressure from the public to act.
But the board announced that it would continue in office, despite growing calls for its removal. In a statement on Wednesday, it called for unity and said it had undertaken “a process of renewal”.
“We implore all stakeholders and lovers of cricket to assist us in this cause of revival, and that we allow the new acting CEO to lead the renewal process at CSA. Our focus as an organisation is to build healthy relationships with all our stakeholders — including investigating and resolving the challenges that have been identified,” said the board.
TimesLIVE put out calls to individual provincial unions and though the majority of them confirmed their support for the board to continue, many of the union presidents preferred not to be quoted, citing the sensitivity of the matter.