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McIntosh grilled over bonus

2011-12-01 14:10

Pretoria - Former Cricket SA chief operations officer Don McIntosh was on Thursday grilled about bonuses in the ministerial inquiry into CSA's affairs.

Judge Chris Nicholson, who leads the committee, questioned McIntosh extensively over R1.7 million tournament bonuses he was paid for the successful running of the Indian Premier League and the ICC Champions Trophy.

McIntosh’s non-disclosure of the bonus to CSA's remuneration committee (remco), while he negotiated a performance bonus of a similar amount, came under the spotlight.

His appearance before the committee lasted about two-and-a-half hours. In his submission to the committee, he justified his non-disclosure by shifting the responsibility to CSA CEO Gerald Majola.

"I deal with Gerald as my superior from a performance bonus point of view, from an event bonus point of view, in terms of disclosure I disclosed everything to Gerald," McIntosh said.

"My motivation wasn’t related to the event bonus, I didn’t mention the event bonus because that is a separate matter and what you take as your motivation for your performance bonus."

McIntosh said he never sat with the remuneration committee to go through his performance.

"Part of that review you don’t deal with events and obviously I am going through it with the guy who signed off my event bonus and so that is even more evidence, I suppose, that you can’t conceal it. It is not a matter of being secretive about it; it is just dealing with the performance bonus."

McIntosh said the event incentives were no secret,

"Essentially the buck stops with Gerald from my perspective. As long as Gerald is aware of my situation and I disclosed to Gerald, that is where I kind of stop," he said.

"From my side, and I don’t believe from Gerald's side there was nothing secret, there is no intention to hide things or understate things."

Nicholson asked McIntosh whether he did not feel guilty negotiating the bonus with Majola and at the same time not disclosing it to the remuneration committee.

"The bonuses to my mind were authorised by my CEO, as simple as that," McIntosh said.

"In terms of feeling that I should have disclosed it to remco, with respect, I was never given the opportunity to discuss either event bonuses or even my own normal performance bonuses with remco."

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Comments
  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-01 14:25

    Thieves and charlatans all of them

      Jono - 2011-12-01 14:49

      What do you expect when too much money gets poured into cricket?

      Jacqueline - 2011-12-02 11:23

      Ivan, I think you might be corrupt. Just saying. It is so easy to pass judgement.

  • William - 2011-12-01 14:29

    Bunch of crooks!! Lock em up and throw away the key. Our cricket is being dragged through the crapper thanks to these thieves!!!

  • Peter - 2011-12-01 14:49

    Can anybody tell the truth, all covering their own butts????

  • Barry - 2011-12-01 15:15

    How can we expect the players not to be corrupt when the bosses are so proud to be.

      Hertzel - 2011-12-01 15:41

      ...so sad ...that at the end of the day............it is development of cricket that has suffered at the very hands that was supposed to look after their interests.......lets not spare a thought for all those Cricket Union Bosses that were " bought " to side with Majola......all a bunch of " untrained Directors " who did not know better and so try and justify their corrupt actions...........................

  • Poen - 2011-12-01 16:48

    Bring in Heath - to exonerate them all. What a farce...!

  • Craig - 2011-12-06 12:00

    Im with Jacqueline here Ivan dont pick up stompies boet. First hear the full story before passing judgement.. everything is not always as it seems !

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