Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
27 Mar 2021
8:00 am

Members Council’s scramble to keep seats on gravy train

Ken Borland

The world has changed, and top-level sport is no longer an amateur endeavour that can be run by the blazer brigade.

The Members Council's refusal to accept the new Memorandum of Incorporation is sure to upset cricket fans and the minister of sport, Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The Sands of Time are running out for Cricket South Africa’s Members Council, so their last desperate attempts to block progress and the restructuring of the Board should be no surprise. The same self-serving administrators who put their own interests ahead of those of the game as a whole and allowed cricket to be captured were never going to vacate their seats on the gravy train without an almighty struggle. That they have been operating in poor faith becomes clear when one considers that they themselves agreed to the establishment of the Interim Board on the basis that they would...