Chris Nenzani has resigned as Cricket South Africa (CSA) president, bringing a premature end to his seven-year tenure.
Nenzani's latest term – extended by a year in 2019 – had been set to end at the start of September.
However, he quit on Saturday, reportedly just hours after CSA chief operating officer Naasei Appiah was sacked, with confirmation following on Monday.
The CSA will not rush to appoint a replacement, however, leaving the role vacant until the end of the term.
"A new president and chairman will be appointed at the annual general meeting on September 5," a short statement read.