The under-fire Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive officer (CEO), Thabang Moroe, is expected to be part of the country’s 29.1% unemployment statistic by the end of this weekend.
The CSA board will have a special meeting this weekend with Moroe’s future on the top of the agenda.
It goes without saying that Moroe will most likely be sacked after this much-anticipated meeting.
This comes as CSA finds itself in a shambolic situation under the leadership of Moroe.
Resignation of chief financial officer Iqbal Khan, stepping down of four independent directors, and also the bullying tactic used to revoke the accreditation of journalists all took place in a space of a week under Moroe.
The under-fire CEO, who is yet to find the new Director of Cricket despite the looming England tour, is expected to end his tenure at CSA with his tail between legs.
When Haroon Largat left CSA, many saw the rising of Moroe to the CEO position as a positive sign of transformation in the management of cricket in the country.
However, Moroe has dismally disappointed those who even loathed his appointment.
It can never be understated that it was under Moroe’s leadership that the men’s senior team performed dismally in the last world cup, where they even failed to make it into the knock-out stages.
Transformation in the game is still a contentious issue, as the sport continues to be an elitist one despite having a black leadership at the helm.
However, of all the disappointments of CSA under Moroe’s tutelage, the failure of having no succession plan to replace Ottis Gibson comes out top.
Moroe knew very well that Gibson’s contract will come to an end after the world cup and yet failed to find someone to replace him.
The result of which was the humiliation the Proteas suffered in India and the same feat is expected to happen during the upcoming England series.
However, Moroe should not only take the fall in this whole shambolic situation.
The entire board and especially the useless President of CSA, Chris Nenzani should be blamed for all the mess the organisation finds itself in.
If Moroe will be sacked this weekend, Nenzani and the entire board should also follow him out of the CSA’s corridors.
The silence of Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa is also too loud in this whole saga.
He should show some leadership and help save Cricket South Africa from further going down the drain.