Cricket South Africa parts ways with Ha­roon Lor­gat

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FOR­MER Proteas CEO Ha­roon CRICKET South Africa Pres­i­dent, Chris Nen­zani, con­firmed yes­ter­day that CSA and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Ha­roon Lor­gat, have mu­tu­ally agreed to part ways with immediate ef­fect.

Nen­zani stated that the rea­son was due to a break­down in the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Board and the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive.

“We re­cently tried on a few oc­ca­sions to rem­edy the sit­u­a­tion be­tween Mr Lor­gat and the Board, but we have not been suc­cess­ful in find­ing a sat­is­fac­tory res­o­lu­tion,” said Nen­zani.

“The Board unan­i­mously felt that it was in the best in­ter­est of the or­gan­i­sa­tion that we agreed to a mu­tual sep­a­ra­tion agree­ment with Mr Lor­gat.”

“It was a tough call for us to make and we rec­og­nize that Mr Lor­gat had made a big con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and to­gether with the Board was in­stru­men­tal in chang­ing the fortunes of CSA when it had en­dured a trou­ble­some pe­riod five years ago.”

Need to look for­ward

“We are all sad­dened by this turn of events, but at the same time we need to look for­ward to en­sure new lead­er­ship at CSA builds on the solid foun­da­tion laid by Mr Lor­gat. On be­half of all of us at CSA, I would like to thank Ha­roon for his ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship and ster­ling con­tri­bu­tion and wish him well in his fu­ture en­deav­ors.”

“We look for­ward to see him in the fu­ture,” con­cluded Nen­zani.

Lor­gat ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the CSA Board for the time they worked to­gether.

“I would like to thank the Board for their whole­some sup­port dur­ing my time, es­pe­cially in my early years at

CSA. It is most un­for­tu­nate that we must part ways in this man­ner, but it is the best way for­ward for CSA,” com­mented Lor­gat.

“It was an hon­our to lead the or­ga­ni­za­tion and I am proud of what we have achieved over the past few years to make CSA widely rec­og­nized as the best run sports fed­er­a­tion in South Africa.

“I must take this op­por­tu­nity to sin­cerely thank all my staff, our play­ers, the won­der­ful set of com­mer­cial part­ners, the me­dia and ev­ery other per­son that I have had the plea­sure of en­gag­ing with dur­ing my term,” con­cluded Lor­gat.

CSA Vice-Pres­i­dent, Tha­bang Moroe, has been ap­pointed by the Board as the act­ing CEO, while the search for a new CEO be­gins. ANA

Lor­gat. Picture: BackpagePix

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