Majola swaying disciplinary hearing?
Suspended Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola is desperately making an attempt to delay his disciplinary hearing, according to a very-placed insider.
Majola’s legal group has objected to CSA’s appointment of retired Large Court judge, John Myburgh, to chair the inquiry that stems out of the Nicholson inquiry, which had earlier identified Majola to be in breach of his fiduciary duties.
The inquiry was set up by sports minister, Fikile Mbalula, following almost two many years of wrangling inside of CSA in excess of IPL two bonuses, which Majola paid himself and about 40 other CSA staff without informing the board.
IPL 2 was hurriedly arranged in South Africa due to safety considerations about elections at that time in India.
The Nicholson inquiry advised the CSA disciplinary hearing as properly as attainable criminal investigation against Majola, with Mbalula demanding sturdy action by CSA as sponsors shied away from the authority.
The elite Hawks investigation unit for specialised crimes is investigating costs of Majola getting breached his fiduciary duties.
CSA’s media manager, Michael Owen-Smith, confirmed that it was really unlikely that CSA’s self-imposed target of finalising the disciplinary hearing by the end of this month would be met after the latest objection.
“It will consider fairly lengthier than originally planned,” Owen-Smith informed the Afrikaans everyday Beeld.
Majola’s team challenged Myburgh’s appointment on the grounds that he had previously been employed by the same business as 1 of the directors of CSA.
But highly-positioned sources within CSA informed the every day that this was just “a desperate delaying tactic” by Majola.
CSA’s legal group led by Andrew Redding told the newspaper they have been confident of the expenses against Majola getting confirmed at the hearing.
Nicholson had also proposed that Majola pay back the R1.8 million that he had paid himself.