‘I’ve got nothing to fear’, says Haroon Lorgat

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“I don’t believe my position is untenable”

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat has announced that he has “nothing to fear” since he can make a difference in other areas of the board if he were to lose his current position.

Lorgat was recently suspended from dealing with all matters relating to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after being put under investigation for having played a role in the controversial remarks made by former ICC legal head David Becker.

“I offered the board on Sunday to step aside until the Indian tour was confirmed and until the allegation against me was cleared,” Lorgat told Eyewitness News. “I’ve got nothing to fear.

“I did not want to be the person that would have held up [the tour] or had the tour cancelled. I was happy to stand aside and offer to the board to have someone else take care of it, because if that’s what it takes for the tour to go ahead, no one person is bigger than the tour.

“I don’t believe my position is untenable. There are plenty other things that need to be done at CSA. We’ve got a programme of development that needs to be revisited, there are transformation issues that need to be dealt with, there are competitions to unfold, there’s a Twenty20 competition that we have not fully exploited. We’ve got that scheduled for January and I would love to see our international players playing in that competition. There is a lot to be done and to suggest it’s an untenable state. I am looking forward to getting my focus in areas where I feel I can make a difference.”

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