Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday fired the long time suspended Chief Executive Officer Thabang Monroe over ‘serious misconduct’.
His contract termination comes with an immediate effect after the board finally took a decision on his future. Thabang was suspended last year in December especially at the time when the team was having back to back failures. South Africa lost a home series against Sri Lanka and later they had a disastrous outing in the World Cup leading to their exit.
At the same time, nothing good was going on within the Board as Monroe was suspended on the charges of misconduct. The board had appointed Jacques Faul who served as the acting CEO until last week when he resigned. The on board members on Thursday in favour of removing Thabang Monroe from the board.
“Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today that its board of directors (the “Board”) resolved to terminate the employment of Mr. Thabang Moroe as Cricket South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer. The termination of employment is with immediate effect.”
“Cricket South Africa’s decision was based on expert legal opinion supported by the findings emanating from an independent forensic investigation. The independent forensic investigation revealed that Mr Thabang Moroe had conducted acts of serious misconduct which warranted the sanction of dismissal” a statement from the CSA said.
Cricket South Africa has been struggling as the pivotal members including Jacques Faul and Chris Nenzani earlier this month. Nenzani had quit after serving for seven years due to the corruption allegations on him.