South African cricket has been plunged into crisis after suspending its chief executive for allegations of misconduct.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Thabang Moroe has been suspended following allegations of misconduct.
The CSA, which placed Moroe on what it termed a "precautionary suspension", had been grappling with operational shortcomings and a possible players' strike ahead of a home series against England.
The decision follows reports from the board's social and ethics committee and the audit and risk committee "related to possible failure of controls in the organisation", the CSA said on Friday in a statement.
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The Board mandated the CSA chairman to look for an acting CEO for the duration of Moroe's suspension.
The move comes as the team’s title sponsor announced it would not renew its deal with the South African cricket team.
Standard Bank has been associated with South African cricket since 1998, but announced it would not renew its deal because of "long-standing problems which have damaged Standard Bank's reputation”.