South African cricketers welcome Haroon Lorgat's appointment as CEO

Test captain Graeme Smith hailed Cricket South Africa's decision to appoint Lorgat as it's new chief executive officer.

updated: July 24, 2013 09:56 IST
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Johannesburg: His appointment might not have gone down well with the BCCI, but Proteas cricketers have welcomed former ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat's appointment as Cricket South Africa's (CSA) new chief executive officer.

"There has been a lot of undue pressure placed on Cricket South Africa over a prolonged CEO appointment process," said South African Cricketers' Association chief executive Tony Irish.

"The climate of uncertainty has hampered areas of decision making, but cricket remains a solid national sport and we are proud of the way the Proteas and the franchise teams have continued to perform.

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