SACA announce new CEO, former Proteas team manager joins

Mohammed Moosajee (Gallo)
Mohammed Moosajee (Gallo)

Cape Town - The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has confirmed that Andrew Breetzke will be its new CEO, replacing the outgoing Tony Irish.

Irish will be stepping away from his role at the end of the year to take up a new role as CEO of the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) in the United Kingdom.

Breetzke, meanwhile, has been the head of legal and player advocacy at SACA  since 2012. 

The news was confirmed on the same day that Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Thabang Moroe was provisionally suspended by the organisation amidst allegations of misconduct. 

Under Irish, SACA had taken CSA under Moroe to court in an effort to put a stop to a proposed domestic restructure ahead of the 2020/21 season. 

In addition to Breetzke's appointment, SACA announced that former Proteas team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee had been appointed to the SACA management board. 

The news was confirmed via a SACA statement on Friday:

"At SACA’s annual general meeting in November the players elected and confirmed its Players Executive Committee, being Omphile Ramela (President), Khaya Zondo, Mignon Du Preez (Proteas Women) and Farhaan Behardien. The committee also includes SACA’s chief executive, ex officio.  Andrew Breetzke, who has been head of legal and player advocacy at SACA since 2012, has been appointed as SACA’s new chief executive to succeed the outgoing Tony Irish who will take up the position of chief executive of the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) in the United Kingdom in January 2020. 

"Dr. Mohammed Moosajee, the former long serving manager of the men's Proteas team, has been appointed to the SACA Management Board and David Becker, former head of legal at the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been appointed as strategic and legal advisor to SACA."

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