CSA WELCOMES THE NEW CEO
By: Khanyisani Dlomo
Cricket South Africa on Monday officially welcomed Haroon Lorgat as the new CEO of the organisation.
Lorgat was announced on Saturday after the Board of Directors interviewed the shortlisted candidates and made their final decision.
The former International Cricket Council CEO signed the three-year deal and his contract is effective from 1 August 2013.
CSA President, Chrish Nenzani said in a statement, “We are delighted with both the final outcome and the quality of the candidates. I am particularly pleased with the rigorous process that was followed to produce an outstanding candidate.”
Nenzani hopes that the experiences that Lorgat gained from the ICC will benefit the organisation.
“Haroon’s CV is almost unique…has played as a first-class cricketer, is a world-class sports administrator and is highly experienced businessman.”
He said the CSA considers itself as fortunate to have found a person with so many all-round strengths to lead the organisation in future.
“Lorgat did a sterling job during his tenure as the ICC CEO. He dealt with many challenges, not least to ensure the viability of all three formats of the game at a time when the longer forms were under threat,” Nenzani said.
In 2003 and 2004, he was chosen as the CSA Treasurer and the Chairman of South Africa’s selectors before making way to the ICC.
In a press conference earlier today, he expressed his happiness about coming back home. “I am very happy to be back home where I started my professional and administrative carrier in cricket,” Lorgat said.
“I am grateful to the CSA Board for having expressed confidence in me and I now look forward to working with the board to make the Cricket South African cricket product amongst the best in the world.”