Proteas

Majola yet to read Gibbs book

2010-11-02 16:18
Herschelle Gibbs (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Cricket SA CEO Gerald Majola has yet to read Herschelle Gibbs' controversial autobiography and could therefore not comment on its contents, the body said on Tuesday.

"Majola hasn't read the book yet... he only received a copy of the book today (Tuesday). It wouldn't be right to talk about its contents without him reading it first," CSA spokeswoman Kass Naidoo told Sapa in a telephone interview.

Naidoo said until then, CSA could not comment on media reports it was planning to censure Gibbs' book.

The book, entitled To the Point, was released on Monday, but Sunday newspapers carried excerpts of it.

Calling it an "open and honest account", Gibbs tells of sexual escapades while on tour with the national team, as well as his troubles with alcohol and dagga.

He also makes mention of a power struggle within the team. The excerpts caused outrage, with many fellow cricketers hitting back at him in the media, and the SA National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence voicing disapproval at his antics.

Gibbs said he expected criticism, but "hopefully people can respect the honesty", the Associated Press quoted him saying on Monday.

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