Standard Bank won’t renew CSA contract

The crisis at Cricket South Africa (CSA) has deepened. Standard Bank informed CSA on Friday that it will not renew its agreement as the title sponsor of the South African National Men’s Cricket Team when it concludes on 30 April 2020.
This comes just before the beleaguered Cricket South Africa’s special board meeting on Saturday, which has been called following a week in which governance problems have been in the news.
The week has seen two board members resign, and at least three people have been suspended from the administration.
With less than three weeks until the first test against England, and there’s no selection committee and no management team in place.
Those are two issues expected to be discussed at the Saturday meeting.
Standard Bank has said it is giving CSA adequate notice so that it may explore an alternative title sponsor. Standard Bank has been a long time sponsor of both the National Cricket Team, and the CSA development programme through the Regional Performance Centres.
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