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Problems in Cricket South Africa are like cancer and it’s not getting any better, says Graeme Smith

Former captain and Cricket South Africa director of cricket (DOC) Graeme Smith has said that the problems in the board were “internal agendas” which have become a “cancer”.

Smith hinted at a few people at senior positions and said that they have brought disrepute to the organisation. “I think it’s been cancer from within the organisation for a while and it’s not getting any better,” Smith was quoted as saying by a news24.com report.

“You try and work out who in senior positions in this organisation is doing this, and why? What is the end goal? Is it serving cricket? It’s quite clearly someone in a high-profile position, whether it is in the business part of the board part because some of the stuff being leaked can only be from those parties within the organisation,” he said.

The former opening batsman, who joined as DOC in December last year following the suspension of CEO Thabang Moroe, has since signed a two-year deal with the option of extending for a third term.

The 39-year-old said he “certainly does feel that there are people within these positions who have ulterior motives.”