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No CLT20 bonus for CSA staff

2012-10-03 14:46

Johannesburg - Cricket South Africa (CSA) staff will receive no bonuses for hosting the Champions League Twenty20 tournament (CLT20), the organisers said on Wednesday.

Tournament director Naasei Appiah said there would be no kickbacks for CSA.

"We don't receive bonuses for running events."

Bonuses paid to CSA staff after the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament created far-reaching repercussions in South African cricket.

This was after R4.7 million was shared between the federation's employees without being cleared by the board or the remuneration committee.

Embattled CSA chief executive Gerald Majola was set to face a disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg starting on Wednesday for his role in the scandal, though the hearing was expected to be delayed.

The CLT20, a spinoff of the IPL, begins next week with six teams playing qualifying matches for two spots in the main tournament, which kicks off on October 13.

The eight competing teams, to be joined by the two qualifiers, include the Highveld Lions, the Titans, the Sydney Sixers (Australia), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Kolkata Knight Riders (India), Chennai Super Kings (India), Delhi Daredevils (India) and the Mumbai Indians (India).

Acting CSA chief executive Jacques Faul welcomed the chance for South Africa to host the tournament for a second time. It was first held in the country in 2010.

"It provides a platform for players to perform on an international level," said Faul.

IPL chief executive Sundar Raman believed hosting the tournament for the second time in South Africa was the correct decision.

"It's a great country to host big tournaments," Raman said.

"It's a cricket-loving and sport-loving public out there, and the infrastructure is there.

"If you look at interest across domestic T20s there is a significant interest. Look at the opportunity it has provided.

"You have people who have come into the limelight because of these championships, and that to me is very heartening."

SAPA

Comments
  • henk.jacobs.39 - 2012-10-03 14:20

    Whatever......

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-03 14:22

      Majola is nie daar nie!!!! HeHĂ©

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-03 16:26

      Exactly. Used to love cricket and play it. It's so corrupt now due to the Indian bookmakers I don't even bother tuning in.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-03 14:23

    New brooms work better.

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-03 15:17

    Will Majola and McIntosh pay the money back??? doubt it and will the poor groundsmen and helpers get anything for their hard work doubt it.

  • caleb.moyce - 2012-10-03 23:32

    Cape Town better get a couple of games :) We always have the best turn out when it comes to cricket even when tickets are insanely expensive! what happend to allowing kids to see the stars they idolize so much in their own back yard? Cricket has went from an enjoyable game for the fans to a money making venture :(

  • louode - 2012-10-04 18:33

    Why another T20 tournament. This is getting a bit much now!!!

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