CSA inquiry to change SA sport

2012-05-11 12:47
Fikile Mbalula (File)
Cape Town - Recommendations from an inquiry into mismanagement at Cricket South Africa (CSA) are set to change South Africa's sporting landscape, Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday.

Mbalula said in his department's budget vote speech in the National Assembly that the Nicholson inquiry, which found suspended CSA chief executive Gerald Majola failed to disclose bonuses from the Indian Premier League (IPL), was not only about cricket.

"The committee of inquiry chaired by judge Chris Nicholson found that the provisions of the Companies Act were breached and made far-reaching recommendations.

"These recommendations have a potential to change the entire sporting landscape in South African sport, and not just for cricket."

Nicholson announced in March that Majola had "surreptitiously" received R1.8 million in unauthorised bonuses from the IPL, and claimed for travel expenses for his wife and children. He found that a prima facie case existed that Majola contravened sections of the Companies Act.

Nicholson recommended Majola be suspended and the bonus money be recovered. CSA should also restructure its board and governance processes.

Majola faces a criminal probe and a civil claim over the allegations.

Mbalula said the department had agreed with CSA on the implementation process of the recommendations.

"We are committed to good and clean governance of sport in general," Mbalula said.

"This is not about cricket alone. It is about all of sport."

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