Cricket SA chief yet to read Gibbs’s book

2010-11-02 14:54

Cricket SA CEO Gerald Majola had yet to read Herschelle Gibbs’s controversial autobiography and could not comment on its contents, the body said today.

“Majola hasn’t read the book yet. He’s only received a copy of the book today [Tuesday]. It wouldn’t be right to talk about its contents without him reading it first,” said CSA spokesperson Kass Naidoo.

Naidoo said until then, CSA could not comment on media reports it was planning to censure Gibbs’s book.

The book, titled To the Point, was released yesterday, but Sunday newspapers carried excerpts.

Calling it an “open and honest account”, Gibbs tells of sexual escapades while on tour with the national team, as well as his troubles with alcohol and dagga. He also makes mention of a power struggle within the team.

The excerpts caused outrage, with many fellow cricketers hitting back at him in the media, and the SA National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence voicing disapproval at his antics.

Gibbs said he expected criticism, but “hopefully people can respect the honesty”, the Associated Press quoted him saying yesterday.

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