CSA emerged stronger after 'bonus and administration scandal': Faul

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 08:50 hrs

Cricket South Africa's acting CEO Jacques Faul has said the organisation is stronger following its recent turbulent past.

Faul said on Tuesday that the bonus and administration scandal, which had resulted in the suspension of ex-CEO Gerald Majola, had rocked the cricket body but would benefit them in the long run.

"In my view, we've come out stronger after our challenges. We believe we will be a better organisation for having gone through all of this," Faul said in a statement released by www.sportindustry.co.za.

He said the Proteas would now turn their attention to winning more silverware after the team secured the number one spot in the world Test rankings with their series victory over England on Monday.

South Africa completed a 2-0 series win to leapfrog England to the top of the Test rankings, Sport24 reports.

He said CSA would like to learn from the successes of other sporting codes such as rugby, with their winning the World Cup at home in 1995 and again in 2007, in France.

The Proteas have never progressed past the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup, a statistic Faul would like to see change.

Faul and CSA will join the SA Rugby Union (Saru), led by CEO Jurie Roux, and the South African Football Association (Safa), headed up by CEO Robin Petersen, in leading a debate at the inaugural Sport Industry Summit in October. (ANI)

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