CSA part ways with chief executive ahead of new T20 league

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed a mutual separation with chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat after a breakdown in his relationship with the organisation’s board, it was announced yesterday.“We recently tried on a few occasions to remedy the situation between Mr Lorgat and the board, but we have not been successful in finding a satisfactory resolution,” said CSA president Chris Nenzani.“The board unanimously felt that it was in the best interest of the organisation that we agreed to a mutual separation agreement with Mr Lorgat.”His departure comes just weeks before the start of South Africa’s new Twenty20 league, the T20 Global League, which Lorgat had been responsible for setting up. It has yet to announce any television deals, reportedly raising the concern of new franchise owners, many of whom also own teams in the Indian Premier League.Lorgat, 57, was previously chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) where he clashed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).India objected when Cricket South Africa appointed him as their CEO in mid-2013 and have since twice curtailed tours to the country, resulting in significant financial losses to South Africa.“I would like to thank the board for their wholesome support during my time, especially in my early years at CSA. It is most unfortunate that we must part ways in this manner, but it is the best way forward for CSA,” said Lorgat in a statement.CSA vice-president Thabang Moroe will stand in for Lorgat until a successor is found.last_img read more

Kings lend hand to special-ed program

first_img To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What: This year, the L.A. Kings hockey team has partnered with YES I CAN to help support its program and raise funds for this great cause at the game with the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 22. The YES I CAN program combines special-education students with a wide spectrum of disorders with regular education mentors. The students spend the majority of the year working toward the common goal of throwing a district-wide concert. The majority of the special-education students suffer from a form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome. Although often gifted academically, their major area of deficit is their ability to socialize and communicate with peers. This is why it is essential to provide these students with the opportunity to challenge them to work together and practice the techniques they’ve been taught through the program. Tickets are $32.50 300 level, $55.50 200 level. $89.50 100 level. For more information call (213) 742-7230 or e-mail blieber@hartdistrict.org. When: 7 p.m. Where: Staples Center last_img read more