CSA board backs Majola, insists GCB should apologise

 

 In an urgent meeting in Johannesburg yesterday, the Board of Directors received a report from Majola regarding the management of the highly-successful IPL II in South Africa early this year and unanimously resolved to endorse him.

The CSA had stripped the Wanderers Cricket stadium, which is controlled by the GCB, of all international matches until the GCB apologises to Majola, the CSA, IPL and the BCCI.

But the GCB refused to apologise and this led to the Sports Minister Makenkosi Stofile, entering the fray and appointing two lawyers to mediate in the dispute between the CSA and the GCB.

After the urgent meeting, the CSA Board said in a statement that they had received a report from Majola regarding the hosting of the IPL II in South Africa and after discussing the matter had resolved to support Majola.

They also insisted that GCB withdraws its comments and apologises to the Majola, CSA, IPL and BCCI and said they would call on GCB to present terms and conditions for staging international games at Wanderers Stadium. 

 

The Board said they had also considered the history of the dispute with the GCB which revealed seven unfounded allegations by GCB against individuals and structures of IPL and CSA and misinformation and inconstancies from GCB.

It also came to the attention of the Board that GCB, in breach of national and International protocols, submitted complaints against CSA to the English and Wales Cricket Board.

"The Board Members found this objectionable and will investigate this matter further," said the statement.

President of CSA, Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka said that a lasting solution regarding the Gauteng Cricket Board should be found as a matter of urgency.

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