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Cricket South Africa president Ardense quits

Majola expresses surprise and regret at decision.

September 17, 2008, 8:48 PM IST
Cricket South Africa president Ardense quits

New Delhi: In a surprise move, Cricket South Africa president Norman Ardense has tendered his resignation from the organisation.

According to a CSA release, quoting CEO Gerald Majola, Ardense had left because of "irretrievable differences" between them about administrative issues.

The following is a statement issued by Majola on Wednesday following Ardense's resignation.

"It is with surprise and regret that I received the news of Mr Norman Arendse's resignation as President of Cricket South Africa, as he gave no prior indication that he was going.

"It is also with surprise and regret that I have learnt that he has cited irretrievable differences between us as one of the reasons for his resignation.

"The differences between us were of management style, and hardly irretrievable in my view.

"I also question Mr Arendse's statement that I do not respect the office of the President.

"My office operates totally under the corporate governance regulations outlined in the King 2 code of business conduct and this includes the relationship between policy and operations.

"However, I respect Mr Arendse's decision to resign.

"Our task now is to ensure that South African cricket continues to go from strength to strength.

"We have a national team that last season produced its best results since unity in 1991, and which is led by Graeme Smith, who was recently chosen as the World X1 captain.

"We also have an extensive and sustainable development programme that bodes well for the future.

"We are also well supported by good administrators, loyal sponsors and the public at large.

"We will thus continue our vision of making South African cricket a truly national sport of winners.

"We face the future with vigour and confidence," Majola further stated.

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