Sport Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has given the interim Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) an extra month to run the country’s cricket affairs.
The interim Board was initially set to work until mid-February
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture said the reason for the extension is to give the Board sufficient time to carry out its mandate.
Mthethwa appointed a nine-member Board in October last year and the Board was eventually accepted by the CSA members’ council in November.
The Board has been tasked with restoring some order and stability following the organisation’s instability for the past 18 months.
"On the basis of this one-month delay, the Minister decided to extend the mid-January deadline by an additional month to mid-February 2021," the department said in a media statement.
The department said after some initial turbulence, the work of the interim board has gained favour amongst the country's cricket lovers.
"Accordingly, I am confident that this extension will enable the interim board to produce a constructive and actionable report that contains the reforms required to help South African cricket realise their indubitable talent,” Mthethwa said.
The Minister said he would consider a further reasonable request for a short extension, should the interim board request such.