CSA to implement Nicholson recommendation and restructure board

Willie Basson and Vuyo Ntsloona during the CSA Board Media Briefing in July 2012. (Duif du Toit, Gallo)

Willie Basson and Vuyo Ntsloona during the CSA Board Media Briefing in July 2012. (Duif du Toit, Gallo)

The board of directors for Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be restructured, acting president Willie Basson said on Saturday.

The board confirmed that the restructuring of the panel would consist of 11 members – five independents, five non-independents and the CEO, said Basson.

The chairman of the board would be one of the independent directors while the vice-chairman would be both president of CSA and of the Members' Forum.

The vice-chairman would also be one of the non-independent directors who would represent CSA at the International Cricket Council (ICC) and on other international occasions.

"We will now take the board decisions to all our relevant stakeholders," said Basson.

"I am confident that we are on target to implement all our decisions in time for our annual general meeting in October this year."

The board of directors held a joint meeting with its steering committee in Johannesburg on Saturday and made major progress in implementing the recommendations made by the Nicholson committee of inquiry.

This is in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between CSA, Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to implement the letter and spirit of the recommendations contained in the Nicholson report.

"I believe we have stayed close to the Nicholson recommendations and, where we have deviated, it is easily defendable," Basson said.

"The legal process is also well on track and the disciplinary hearing of Gerald Majola should be completed by mid-October."

"I was highly encouraged by the cohesiveness with which the Board dealt with these contentious issues and moved the process forward rapidly," he said.

In other business, the board approved the expenditure of R30 million for the construction of an indoor high performance centre at the University of Pretoria (UP). – Sapa-AP.


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