ANALYSIS | Sascoc vs Sports Minister beef could have ramifications far beyond cricket

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Sascoc President Barry Hendricks (Gallo)
Sascoc President Barry Hendricks (Gallo)
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Many will dismiss the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's (Sascoc) latest uprising against Cricket South Africa's (CSA) amended constitution.

However, should Sascoc's beef with Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa turn nasty, the friction could cause a stink that could travel as far as Tokyo in July.

CSA's members' council in April endorsed a majority independent board to be elected at 12 June's AGM, per retired Judge Chris Nicholson's recommendations, but Sascoc strongly believes they were coerced into doing so by Mthethwa's "interference".

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