Cricket South Africa's (CSA) entire board of members has announced its resignation, further deepening the crisis faced by the governing body.
An interim committee is now set to be tasked with braving through the existing administrative turmoil that the CSA has been embroiled in.
The resignations came a day after five members, including acting president Beresford Williams, stepped down from their respective posts.
"All resignations are with immediate effect except for three members, namely, Zola Thamae, John Mogodi and Donovan May, who will remain as directors until the interim board structure has been appointed to ensure the continuity and stability of the organisation," the CSA press release conveyed.
"Rihan Richards, who was appointed Acting President of the Members’ Council, will, in accordance with the provisions of the CSA Memorandum of Incorporation, be Chairperson of the Board and thus the fourth member of the Board," the statement added.
The embattled CSA has been engaged in controversies on various fronts stemming from the damning internal report unveiling a long list of concerns regarding the actions of staff members.
South Africa's sports minister Nathi Mthethwa had communicated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) this month that he intended to intervene with the functioning of the board by the deadline of October 27.
The conspicuous government interference has been seen by many as conflicting with ICC's policy of not tolerating cricket boards being disrupted by government actions.
England are due to arrive in South Africa next month for three T20Is and three ODIs to mark the African nation's return to international cricket since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.