CSA seeks Majola replacement

2012-03-12 15:04

Johannesburg - The race to find a replacement for Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) embattled CEO Gerald Majola is heating up ahead of an emergency meeting by the governing body of cricket’s executive committee on Wednesday, according to a report in the The New Age.

CSA’s top brass will discuss the damning findings as laid out in the Nicholson inquiry that was initiated by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and are expected to demand that Majola step down immediately.

This means the organisation would have to make provision for an interim leader to fulfil Majola’s duties.

Weekend reports suggest that International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat is the front-runner to take over once his term in charge of world cricket is over.

However, with his contract only expiring in June, CSA might have to look to one of their franchises for a solution.

One of the names that surfaced in reports is that of North West Cricket union’s Jacques Faul, while Titans chief executive Elise Lombard is also said to be one of the prominent candidates set to make the national step up.

The Department of Sport issued a statement saying the findings of the Nicholson inquiry will first be discussed with President Jacob Zuma and other relative parties before action on the findings and recommendations in the public report is taken.

Majola is expected to return from ICC business in Dubai on Monday.


  • Derk - 2012-03-12 15:30

    get rid of the corrupt cry baby what a woes he is

      Halvor - 2012-03-12 17:42

      "Woes"? Do you have a speech impediment!?

      Chloe - 2012-03-12 19:51

      Replace him with the most professional this country has ever seen !! King Kepler to take over pleaseeeeeeeeee !!!

  • Larry - 2012-03-12 15:51

    The Race should be on to rep[lace the lot of them. They protected Majola and should all go with him.

  • Henk - 2012-03-12 16:00

    and all of them supported majola must go also! they were in on this corruption!!!!

  • Patrick - 2012-03-12 16:09

    And the next thiefs name is.........................................

      Teri - 2012-03-12 16:38

      ............. Patrick The Cake Buckley!

  • John - 2012-03-12 20:13

    The entire board should be replaced... they thick as thieves. It should never have gotten to this stage if it was dealt with professionally right in the beginning. Make him... and the rest of them re-pay their ill gotten gains and use it to promote township cricket..

  • thamifraser - 2012-03-13 13:42

    Isn't it ironic that the very same CSA Board which covered up this whole fiasco, had their President Dr Nyoka fired in a vote of no confidence, are now throwing a mind boggling about turn to find a replacement for the embattled CEO. This is the same CSA Board who boldly declared to Gerald, in an opera of some comedy and tragedy. When Gerald asked them, in operatic voice to "Stand By Me", they replied "You'll never walk alone", But Gerald has discovered that in true Cape Flats idiom "When days are dark, Friends are few". Honestly, the whole CSA Board should be sacked for covering up this mess for so long, in the process sacrificing CSA President Mtuthuzeli Nyoka.

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