Johannesburg, Oct 31(ANI): Cricket South Africa's (CSA) acting chief executive Jacques Faul has claimed cleaning the administrative mess in South African cricket is vital to ensure the national team stays competitive on the field.
Faul was bullish about the Proteas' future prospects, and promised governance issues were being dealt with.
"I think rightly so, in the media, we've been criticised for not getting it right when it comes to governing structures and that pressure is on us. But I promise you we will fix it," Sports24 quoted Faul, as saying.
Faul added while CSA was dealing with ongoing problems off the field, it should not take away from the fine work being done elsewhere for the benefit of the game.
The Proteas' strength, and the Highveld Lions and Titans' performances in the Champions League T20 tournament, were examples of how certain structures within the sport were working.
"Whenever we read the papers or we see media reports, it actually sketches a picture that cricket's not great at this stage," Faul said.
"We've got ourselves to blame for it but how can it be that you still do so well? It's a simple answer: We've got a lot of good people in cricket on an operational level," he added.
"We've got to fix the top and sort it out, but we've also got to acknowledge that we cannot all be painted with the same brush if you're in cricket," he said. (ANI)