Cricket South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to Acting CEO Jacques Faul and thanked him for his tremendous contribution to the smooth running of the game during a very difficult period.
"Jacques took over as CEO on 17 March 2012 and has not only made sure that the operational side of CSA has continued to function extremely smoothly and efficiently but has also ensured stability in the working environment," commented CSA President Chris Nenzani.
"He took charge of restoring CSA's badly damaged reputation and did a lot of good work behind the scenes to restore the confidence of existing sponsors and to create the environment for new ones to come on board.
"As he leaves us, all our commercial properties have been snapped up in the market place and he hands over the baton to his successor with CSA once again in a good place. He is to be congratulated on a job well done.
"I would also like to thank North West Cricket for making Jacques available during this period of almost a full year and to wish Jacques everything of the best in his future business ventures with the Northerns Cricket Union, Titans Cricket and the Eastern Titans franchise.
"I am pleased also to announce that our Chief Financial Officer, Naasei Appiah, will assume the role of Acting CEO until the selection process of the new CEO is complete. This latter process is well under way in terms of the procedure outlined by the new Board of Directors at their inaugural meeting earlier this month.
"The Board has every confidence that Mr. Appiah will build on the excellent work done by Mr. Faul during this period of transition,” Mr. Nenzani concluded.