Majola could be ‘given out’ on Wednesday

2012-03-12 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Gerald Majola could be suspended as early as Wednesday, when the executive committee of Cricket South Africa (CSA) meets in Johannesburg to discuss his dismissal and possible successors.

City Press reported yesterday that the emergency meeting was called barely an hour after Judge Chris Nicholson announced his damning findings following a four-month inquiry into the alleged mismanagement by Majola, CSA’s longest-serving CEO.

It said the search for a possible successor was going ahead full steam.

CSA is apparently “very interested” in Haroon Lorgat, whose term as International Cricket Council CEO ends in June.

The name of North-West Cricket Union head Jacques Faul has also been mooted as a temporary replacement until a full-time appointment is made.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, who instituted the Nicholson inquiry in November, is expected to brief President Jacob Zuma on its findings today.

The country’s cricket head has been fighting for survival since it was revealed in August 2010 that he and about 40 other employees received millions of rands in unauthorised bonuses for hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament and the Champions’ Trophy in 2009.

Nicholson found there was “overwhelming evidence” that Majola had contravened the Companies Act. He recommended that he not only be suspended for 180 days and appear before a disciplinary committee, but that the National Prosecuting Authority should also look into the possibility of criminal charges against him.

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