'Speed and caution' to fix CSA

2012-03-21 15:41

Centurion - Speed is important to rectify the damage to Cricket SA's reputation, but caution is equally important so as not to taint the sport further, its acting president Willie Basson said on Wednesday.

Basson said the board needed to trust him and he would not take any steps without their approval or he too would be creating an equally bad image for the sport.

"It is important to move quickly but not to move too quickly, otherwise more damage would be done to cricket's reputation," Basson told reporters in Centurion.

Basson acknowledged the sport was beleaguered and its image and reputation damaged but said the inherent robustness of the system and the strength of its regional structures had proved over the years that the capacity to deal with the problem existed.

"The process will require cool heads, a high level of professionalism and a systematic approach to resolve the burning issues facing the organisation," he said.

CSA's board agreed at a meeting on Saturday to adopt the recommendations of the Nicholson report but Basson felt it needed thorough analysis first.

"The scientist in me says I must do things systematically and get the facts on the table and then make recommendations to the board."


  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-03-21 16:01

    May be this speed will get rid of the banana republic in CSA and they will no roll magnificent.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-21 16:43

    At last no ANC cadre at the helm. Watch the difference until the ANC wakes up and puts another corrupt cadre in place as they surely will do.

  • Roy - 2012-03-21 17:27

    The speed you need is to get rid of the crooks that gave themselves big bonuses and the caution is to see that these same crooks are not let near cricket. They must not have the chance to be near any form of cricket be it schools,clubs anything to do with cricket.

  • Anthony - 2012-03-21 17:51

    I find this all so amusing---after how long ??? is it a year or more like two/three ,that we were told that there was nothing wrong at CSA--even that criminal khan [with a small k] said all was in order---now we hear that CSA must be fixed--[slowly]--therefore they are now admitting it has been broken all the time we said it was !!!!! anyway --its a big step to admit its broken--however the way to START fixing CSA is to jail MAJOLA,khan AND darling CAS NIIIIDO as well as the rest of the board --that will be a big start

  • Chris - 2012-03-21 18:12

    Extraordinary to see the outstanding quality of our national cricket team, despite the thieves and scoundrels who've been their leaders - imagine the possibilities!!

  • greg.els - 2012-03-21 20:06

    They make such a big fuss when a member is caught using a banned substance in sport, and they try keep this lot quiet - i say make so much noise u embarrace them for decades, the whole shoal of them!!

  • Michael - 2012-03-21 21:32

    Well, Mr Basson is certainly saying the right things, I'm sure he has the credentials to sort out the unholy mess the previous greedy, immoral, unethical, unprofessional and dishonest administrators led CSA into.

  • Jacobus - 2012-03-21 22:52

    Supersport not cool to switch the promised game away from 203

  • Koos - 2012-03-22 00:42

    Dr. Willie Basson was told that South Africa faced a threat of chemical weapons being used against its troops in Angola and that the South African Defence Force was defenseless against this kind of attack. Willie Basson was asked to apply his mind to the matter with a view to proposing how a defensive capability might be established.

  • Andre - 2012-03-22 06:51

    ...something aout the statement to move 'slowly' does not do it for me! The perps surely moved FAST to pocket the 'bonuses'... some have opted to fall on their swords 'swiftly' some need 180 days of PAID time off to make 'excuses' in defence of these bonuses... and Willie nogal claims we cannot just leave magic 'majoloue' without something to do ar CSA as he has lots to offer!!??.... the only thing he has to offer is the refund of the stolen money!... NO Willie.. you need to move swiftly before the bug of greed bites you as well!.. THERE IS NO PLACE for criminals in sport..period!

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