Cricket South Africa’s annual general meeting was held on Saturday, 2 September 2023.
Former Proteas batsman and former convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson was named among CSA’s independent and non-independent directors at the AGM.
CSA reported a R119 million loss for the year. The previous year yielded a loss of R198 million.
“When the board came into office two years ago, we were conscious of the challenges that plagued Cricket South Africa at the time, and we rolled up our sleeves and went to work,” said CSA chairperson Lawson Naidoo.
“The implementation of the CSA strategy underpinned by the access, inclusion and excellence pillars is beginning to bear fruit. Although it is early stages, there are gains to report on.
“CSA has indeed turned the corner. There are many wins to celebrate, and many more to come. While CSA recorded a financial loss in the year under review, I am pleased to say that these losses are substantially lower than anticipated.”
CSA president Rihan Richards added: “Fundamental shifts in today’s sporting, specifically cricket environment, compel us to rethink the nature of our strategies, organisation, and consequently, adaptive leadership.
“We need to constantly question the world around us. We are surrounded by all the answers; we simply need to work out what the questions are. We must embrace uncertainty and adopt new approaches if we are to chart a course amid today’s cricket changing conditions.
“We are at the cusp of creating a great legacy for cricket in South Africa. And it requires adaptive leadership. Generations after us will not judge us on what we did, but on what we did not do. As we reflect on the strides achieved thus far, let’s be open to taking a courageous leap.”