Cricket South Africa appoints Kugandrie Govender as acting CEO

Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa, on Wednesday, appointed Kugandrie Govender as acting CEO for the time being. The call was taken after the immediate resignation from former CEO, Dr Jacques Faul, who resigned on Tuesday.

As per the media reports, the former CEO was not happy with the way the operations were conducted in the South African cricket board.

We are pleased to announce Kugandrie Govender’s appointment as Acting Chief Executive of CSA. She is a multifaceted executive leader with more than 23 years’ experience in the corporate sector and currently holding the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Cricket South Africa,” acting president of CSA’s Board of Directors, Beresford Williams said in an official release.

Govender, after she was appointed, said that her focus will be to improve the image of Proteas cricket board locally as well as at International level.

CSA’s mandate is to ensure that cricket is an inclusive sporting code for all South Africans. It is important to improve our reputation both locally and internationally. This is a critical time for our organisation and crucial for key stakeholders to work together to improve the rating of cricket among those who love, support, and follow the sport and those who have trust in the sport’s ability to unify all South Africans,” Govender said.

We will work hard to improve the levels of pride amongst our stakeholders and I am humbled to be a part of the collective that commits itself to ensure that CSA is a federation of which South Africans are proud,” she added.

South African cricket board needs well-equipped people in their administration especially after their dismal performance in 2019 World Cup. It will be a huge pressure on the acting CEO to win the confidence of stakeholders and to chalk out the plans on which South African cricket will work for the next five years.