CSA rejects ECB allegations

2012-10-08 12:01

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday dismissed with contempt allegations by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO, David Collier, that South African players had instigated the text message row involving the ECB and Kevin Pietersen.

“This is absolute rubbish,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul.

“What is particularly disappointing is that I had a face-to-face meeting with Mr Collier when I was in London for the Lord’s Test match. He did not raise this allegation with me then and I would have thought as a matter of courtesy and decency he would have spoken to me about it before going public in the media.

“It is not the way CSA goes about its business and it is not the way the ECB have done business with us in the past either. It is very disappointing because in the past our relationships with the ECB have always been cordial and constructive.

“This is an internal ECB matter in which we do not wish to be involved. It served as a distraction to our players that we did not need during the Test series.”


  • inky.pinky.56 - 2012-10-08 12:11

    “It is not the way CSA goes about its business”! How about asking Majola how CSA does business!

      gawievdm - 2012-10-08 12:51

      That is why Majola, is suspended and they are busy prosecuting him.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-08 14:39

      We are now in the "after Majola" era, although he is still getting a salary.

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-08 12:34

    Ja the poms always look to blame someone else

  • david.a.meyer.925 - 2012-10-08 12:38

    The ECB is just trying to save face with regard to the erehabilitation of Kevin Pietersen. They should not try to shift the balme. KP is England's problem and they should deal with it without laying down a smokescreen.

      Paddy - 2012-10-08 13:23

      Agree with you there David. If one takes the trouble to read Pietersen's autobiography, you will find that everyone else is to blame for his shortcomings. At school, in the Natal set up, at County level, and now twice at national level for England. Never his fault, He lost the captaincy because of his attitude, now the ECB is so desperate to get him back into their failing side that have started to think like him.

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-08 14:47

      This is also the reason why he left South Africa not because he was not chosen to play for South Africa but because he thought he was better than any other South African. Hope he never comes back although I did hear that he bought property in SA because he loves the country? MAAIFOEDIE!

  • andrevanvuuren - 2012-10-08 12:53

    For someone like David Collier to make a statement such as this indicates just how desperate and naive (and stupid!!) England are - they have fallen for the Pieterson's weak excuse. All that it will take for Collier to have more egg on his face and for Pieterson to, once again, be suspended is for the CSA to release the actual transcript of what Pieterson said...

  • beth.cameron.94 - 2012-10-08 12:59

    Totally agree with Jacques Faul - if this was the case, why was this matter not raised with the CSA right there and then? Particularly seeing that Mr Faul met face-to-face with Mr Collier. The mere fact that there is no substantiated eviden - very conveniently no one has the alledged SMS' or will divulge exactly what was said. Once a "problem child", always a "problem child". As I've said on an earlier feed... "let's see how long the 'peace' lasts between Peterson and his colleagues". He has to be one of the most disliked cricketers in the history of the game.

  • Sprinkler47 - 2012-10-08 13:22

    The whole world is always conspiring against England, if you believe them, so this comes as no surprise. I don't see Faul using "dismiss with contempt" though. Does that expression not have a copyright on it for use only by Government spokesmen and kindergarten politicians?

  • christo.piek.5 - 2012-10-08 13:37

    Don't be surprised if this is what Kevin Petersen told Collier and the ECB.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-08 14:22

    The ECB only looked for a reason to put the blame on the Proteas and to take away the focus off KP. What can one expect from a bunch of losers who only look good because they have South Africans playing for them.

  • justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-08 15:01

    When in doubt blame the SA. Get knotted ECB, KP is your problem, he is an employee of the ECB. Typical, can't be the their fault, oh wait, he was born in SA, lets lay the blame on their doorstep. Bugger off.

  • paul.hemming.39 - 2012-10-08 19:51

    I reckon CSA should give the ECB some cheese to go with their wine. Not sure how that will complement the sour grapes and carrot the Proteas dished out ;-)

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