Former CSA acting CEO Kugandrie Govender dismissed

© Kugandrie Govender

Kugandrie Govender, former acting CEO of Cricket South Africa (CSA), has been dismissed with immediate effect, the board announced on Saturday (July 31).

“The Chairperson of the Disciplinary Tribunal, Advocate Terry Motau SC, imposed a sanction of immediate dismissal, having regard inter alia to the seriousness of Ms Govender’s misconduct, the breach of trust and including the fact that a continued working relationship between Ms Govender and CSA would no longer be possible,” read the statement from CSA.

Govender was appointed to the post after Dr. Jacques Faul resigned in August last year. She was suspended in December over allegations of misconduct. After a lengthy process of over seven months, Govender was found guilty.

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“The case against Ms Govender was the last of the pending disciplinary matters that CSA had to conclude,” CSA said in a statement.

“CSA views the finalisation of this disciplinary matter as critical towards the stabilisation of the commercial business unit. The fact that the matter has been concluded is also a necessary step towards ensuring that CSA enters a new trajectory of firmly focusing on serving the game of cricket and repositioning its relationship with its stakeholders and partners.”

Pholetsi Moseki, who succeeded Govender, is currently the acting CEO of CSA.