Cricket South Africa has clarified that Haroon Lorgat is still the chief executive of the board even as the former ICC CEO was withdrawn from its dealing with the BCCI on Tuesday.
Putting an end to weeks of speculation, the BCCI on Tuesday gave its consent to India's tour of South Africa for two Tests and three ODIs in December.
Later on Tuesday, a statement was released by the CSA, reiterating Lorgat's role in the cricket board.
The South African cricket board statement read: "Cricket South Africa (CSA) wishes to clarify the position of its chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, following erroneous comments that have appeared in the Media today. As stated in the joint Media Release by CSA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Mr. Lorgat has been withdrawn by CSA from representing it at the ICC's Chief Executive's Committee (or from acting in any other ICC-related matters), and from having involvement in any aspect of CSA's relationship with the BCCI, including but not limited to the upcoming tour.
The withdrawal of the Chief Executive relates only to the allegations contained in the Becker article. Mr. Lorgat remains Chief Executive of CSA and is responsible for all other areas of its operations."
"I would like to stress that Mr. Lorgat has not been suspended," said chairman of CSA board of directors Chris Nenzani (in pic) in the statement. "In fact, he himself volunteered to withdraw from matters involving the ICC and the BCCI in his deliberations with the full Board at their meeting last Sunday," Nenzani added.