CSA have appointed Dr Jacques Faul as acting CEO. Faul replaces Thabang Moroe, who was suspended on Friday on allegations of misconduct.
Faul is currently CEO of the Titans, the franchise based at SuperSport Park and has acted as CSA head before. He filled the role in 2012, between the Gerald Majola and Haroon Lorgat administrations.
At a media briefing on Saturday afternoon, CSA president Chris Nenzani also confirmed that former captain Graeme Smith is in in “final talks,” with the organisation to take on the role of director of cricket. Smith was interviewed for the position last month, alongside suspended interim director of cricket Corrie van Zyl and former national selector Hussein Manack, but withdrew interest citing lack of confidence in the administration. He has since indicated on social media that negotiations are ongoing.
South Africa begin a four-Test, three ODI and three T20I series against England, starting on Boxing Day.
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Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent
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