Haroon Lorgat exits CSA: Report


MUMBAI: Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of Cricket South Africa, is leaving the organisation, TimesLIVE has reported.

According to the South African media publication, the two parties are set to announce a "shock separation" agreement in the coming days.

TimesLIVE, quotes top sources in the CSA board as saying "it was a decision that had to be taken for the sake of the organisation".

“For obvious reasons I can’t go into the details but it is true that the two parties have reached a separation agreement which is being taken care of by legal people and an announcement will be made in the coming days‚” the CSA source told TimesLIVE.

Earlier this year‚ CSA denied reports that the board had asked Lorgat to resign as a result of a fallout with chief financial officer Nassai Appiah.

Lorgat was appointed to the top post in the CSA from 1 August 2013 despite furious objections from world cricket's richest and most powerful body - the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - and he is credited with bringing financial stability to an organisation that was bleeding.

He has also been vital in the organisation of the Global T20 League‚ which is to take place in South Africa in November and December featuring eight franchises owned by local and overseas business entities and individuals. 

For the record, Lorgat is a South African businessman and chartered accountant who was formerly a senior partner at EY before being appointed chief executive of the International Cricket Council in April 2008, succeeding Malcolm Speed.