Cricket South Africa refuses to compromise on key principles, integrity over ICC revamp plans
Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani said that while they were engaged in discussions with the ICC and other Members, including the BCCI, to find an acceptable way forward, they will not consider deals that compromise their key principles and integrity.
Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani today denied reports that his Board has reached an agreement with the BCCI on the controversial ICC revamp proposals in lieu of reinstatement of their CEO Haroon Lorgat into mainstream administration.
"While we are engaged in discussions with the ICC and other Members, including the BCCI, to find an acceptable way forward, we have not and will not consider deals that compromise our key principles and integrity," CSA president Chris Nenzani was quoted as saying in a press release.
On behalf of his Board, Nenzani has taken strong exception to the reports that CSA, which has expressed strong views against the control of ICC being vested into the hands of BCCI, CA and ECB, will reach a compromise.
"This is a difficult time for global cricket and attempts to mislead and create confusion are not welcome. CSA vehemently denies any notion of deals being made with any other party. On the contrary, we will seek to uphold good governance and our professional approach to find solutions to the current proposals being considered by all the Member boards," he said in the release.
Nenzani said further discussions were needed in this regard as CSA has already expressed their displeasure regarding the contents of 'Position Paper'.
"We have carefully considered the proposals and we have declared that we will engage further with the ICC and other Members to try and reach any consensus ahead of Saturday's ICC Board meeting and that position still stands," he said.
CSA's relationship with BCCI has been frosty to say the least which resulted in N Srinivasan and Co. deciding to go for a curtailed two-Test and three-ODI series last December.
Nenzani said though CSA was interested in improving relationship with BCCI, it would not be at the cost of compromising with principles of good governance.
"Naturally, we want good relations with the ICC and all its Members, especially India, with whom we have always enjoyed a special relationship, but we will exercise our responsibilities with due care, skill and integrity and we will uphold the principles of good governance."