Majola ‘has not yet seen vote of no confidence’

2011-01-18 14:43

Cricket SA (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola said today that he had not yet received a formal resignation from the federation’s president, Mtutuzeli Nyoka, or a vote of no confidence in writing from the CSA board.

“I have not seen anything yet,” Majola said. “When something happens we will inform the public via the media.”

According to media reports today, Nyoka had received a vote of no confidence from the CSA executive and would resign once he had been given a document signed by all the board members confirming they had no faith in him.

“If all the presidents (of the provincial members) want me to step down, it will be silly of me to fight them – I just want it in black and white,” Nyoka told The Star.

The top brass at CSA reportedly butted heads last year after Majola failed to follow procedures when he and 39 other CSA staff members received bonuses for South Africa’s successful hosting of the IPL Twenty20 tournament and the ICC Champions Trophy.

A subsequent internal inquiry – held against the wishes of Nyoka, who requested an external investigation – resulted in a slap on the wrist for Majola, who was cleared of all charges relating to financial impropriety.

Nyoka told the New Age newspaper he would step down in a “dignified manner” if he received a vote of no confidence in writing, and would make every effort not to damage the state of cricket in South Africa on the eve of next month’s World Cup.

“The truth always comes out and it will some day,” he said.

“I don’t want to say anything that will destabilise the sport so close to the World Cup. The team’s preparations must come first.”

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