27 Nov CSA statement on arbitration award
CSA received the arbitration award issued by Advocate Ginsburg SC yesterday afternoon regarding CSA’s exercise of its step-in rights at WPCA. The arbitration award, in sum, sets aside the decision by CSA to exercise its step-in rights in terms of the CSA MOI. CSA has reviewed the arbitration award and respects the outcome and considering the award and abides by it.
CSA has no intention of subjecting this award to a judicial review. In his analysis, the arbitrator has identified certain shortcomings in the CSA Memorandum of Incorporation which CSA will address immediately with a view to ensuring that the CSA governance framework remains robust, relevant and fit for purpose.
CSA has advised the administrator appointed to the WPCA, Professor Andre Odendaal, of the outcome of the arbitration and its effect on his tenure as the administrator. CSA wishes to thank Professor Andre Odendaal for the impressive work that he has done during his short tenure as the administrator of the WPCA, in particular, in bringing up to speed the NCG development project and ensuring that all the stakeholders in the Western Province continue to work in tandem toward the achievement and realisation of this key objective.
The operations of the WPCA and cricket in general in the Western Province will remain uninterrupted. CSA sends its best wishes to the WPCA.