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Easterns president Peter Vonya resigns at acrimonious meeting: 'We’ve lost the plot in cricket'

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An acrimonious Eastern Cricket Union (ECU) meeting over the weekend led to president Peter Vonya resigning, Sport24 can reveal, over bitter power struggles that had long plagued the Cricket South Africa (CSA) affiliate.

Vonya, one of the newer CSA Members' Council representatives that was tasked with leading the mother body out of its current crisis, decided to resign on the spot after sensing more power plays were afoot.

Stepping down from the provincial presidency meant he would no longer form part of CSA's Members' Council, made of the 14 provincial presidents, which is the highest decision-making body in South African cricket. 

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