Majola stays mum for now

2012-03-13 12:27
Gerald Majola (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Cricket SA boss Gerald Majola would on Tuesday not comment on a media report that he had asked for a private meeting with Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

“I can’t speak now if you’re going to ask me about the Nicholson inquiry, but I will be releasing a statement tomorrow [Wednesday],” Majola said.

“So just wait for the media release to come out.”

Majola has insisted he is innocent after a ministerial inquiry recommended he be suspended and made to repay a R1.75 million bonus payment.

"Everybody knows that I declared the money at a board meeting. The only thing I did not do was to put it in writing," Majola told The New Age newspaper.

He said the inquiry had taken its toll on him.

"I don't know what's going on. This is a very difficult time in my life. These things do happen. I've been involved in cricket administration for 12 years and I have never in my life faced a disciplinary committee," he said.

Majola returned to his office on Monday after attending an International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai.

The CSA board had said it would meet on Saturday to discuss the recommendations of the inquiry that it had failed to implement findings by auditing firm KPMG.

CSA spokesperson Michael Owen-Smith confirmed there would be a management committee meeting on Wednesday evening, followed by a CSA board meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The board meeting was scheduled in response to the report made to the CSA on Thursday by the inquiry, which was appointed by Mbalula in November 2011 and headed by retired judge Chris Nicholson.

CSA had also said the board would make a decision and report back to Mbalula by April 9. However, with growing impatience from both the cricket fraternity and the public, it could respond earlier.

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