THE LONGEST DAY: How SA cricket was pulled from the cliff edge

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Cricket South Africa (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)
Cricket South Africa (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Call it “Operation Dodge a Bullet” if you like.

But whatever label is most relevant, Cricket South Africa, on a stamina-examining Sunday of high drama to match that of a nerve-jangling Test match, hauled itself off the ropes to find a way out – or at least trigger the crucial beginnings thereof – from one its potentially worst ever crises.

After beginning talks around 10:00, the embattled body issued a statement from Johannesburg at 23:35, revealing that “agreement has been reached on all outstanding issues” between the Members’ Council and Interim Board related to amending the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).

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