‘Vote to be based on cricketing decisions’

2011-10-12 00:00

THE vote of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union at the special meeting of unions affiliated to Cricket South Africa (CSA) this weekend will be based on cricketing decisions.

This is the word from KZN Cricket Union president Fa-eez Jaffar.

The meeting, to be held in Johannesburg on Saturday, has been called to determine whether a motion of a vote of no confidence in Cricket South Africa president Mtutuzeli Nyoka will be passed.

There have been significant calls for the dismissal of Nyoka since the 2009 Indian Premier League, which was held in South Africa. After the tournament, Nyoka alleged that bonuses were paid to CSA CEO Gerald Majola and other high-ranking CSA officials that were not made public.

An investigation into the allegations was held and Majola, along with the other CSA officials implicated, was cleared of any wrong doing.

This sparked a battle of words between Nyoka and Majola, which left a bitter taste in the mouth of CSA officials who have been trying to dismiss Nyoka for the past two years.

It will all come down to a vote this weekend. Jaffar did not divulge what the vote of the KZN union would be, however, a statement from the union reads: “The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union is of the opinion that all individuals who bring the game into disrepute must face the consequences of their actions.”

Jaffar did tell The Witness that he is under no pressure from external forces to vote in a particular manner.

He added that Nyoka will know the council’s decision straight after the vote.

• jonathan.faurie@witness.co.za

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