Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has likened the crisis in South African cricket to a “horror show” that is finishing the sport in that country.
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has asked Cricket South Africa’s board to step aside as it investigates “many instances of maladministration and malpractice” in the organisation.
SASCOC’s action, which means that there is no one to run daily affairs of CSA, is another setback to the board which is in the middle of administrative chaos and facing allegations of corruption and racial discrimination.
Taking to Twitter, the South African-born Pietersen wrote, “Goodness me! What’s happening to cricket in SA is catastrophic.”
CSA has, among others, former skipper Graeme Smith at the helm of affairs, and Pietersen felt bad for them.