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South African Cricket Body says ‘Crisis Has Been Averted’


CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cricket South Africa’s interim board and decision-making members’ council say they have reached an agreement and “a crisis has been averted” after the government evoked a law to defund the federation and remove recognition for all the country’s national teams.

It would have meant that South Africa would not have been able to compete in international cricket while its national federation was stripped of its status.

The agreement between the interim board and members’ council was announced late Sunday night and two days after the minister of sport said he was exercising his powers to no longer recognize Cricket South Africa as the body in charge of the sport in South Africa.

It relates to the failure of the members’ council — which is made up of the presidents of South Africa’s 14 cricket provinces — to agree to governance reforms at a special general meeting last weekend.

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