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Protected our rights: CSA

Calcutta: Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani has decided to come clean on supporting the ICC proposals at the meeting in Singapore recently.

“I would just like to correct the misleading perception that we changed our vote at the last moment. That is not the case.

“I exercised our vote in terms of the mandate given to me by my fellow Board members and the members’ forum at our joint sitting on February 1,” Nenzani said in a media release.

“We have protected our status and rights as a full member of the ICC and the new accepted proposal has also protected the constitution of the ICC. Once the interim period is over, the chairmanship will be subjected to a proper democratic vote,” he said.

“The new Exco and Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee with both have to report directly to the Board and their recommendations — that is what they are — will either be confirmed or rejected by the Board, again by a full democratic vote. The Board also still has to give both committees their terms of reference.

“Merit has also been accepted without any conditions as the only deciding factor regarding promotion and relegation from Test cricket.”