Basson looks for corporate support

Basson looks for corporate support

Newly-appointed president of Cricket South Africa (CSA) Willie Basson wants to restore the reputation of the beleaguered board by once again, involving the corporate sector of the country in the sport.

“Cricket used to have the reputation as the best-run sport in the country because business people were involved. It was a very disciplined system,” Basson told the daily ‘Business Day’ on Monday.
Basson’s views come two days after being appointed at the position.

That followed the resignation of acting president AK Khan last Wednesday, and a unanimous CSA board decision to suspend embattled chief executive Gerald Majola, pending a disciplinary hearing into his conduct.

The suspension, disciplinary hearing and possible criminal charges to be investigated by the National Prosecuting Authority were recommended by the Nicholson inquiry established by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula following almost two years of wrangling at CSA over huge IPL II bonuses, which Majola paid to himself and other senior CSA staff without informing the board.

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