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SACA sets deadline for implementation of Nicholson report

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

SACA has already lodged a labour dispute against Cricket South Africa (CSA) on behalf of its players at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, but has put it on hold pending the Board's annual meeting scheduled on February 2, 2013.

"We've pushed CSA to finalise its board structure and board appointments," Tony Irish, the association's chief executive, told the daily The Times.

"There's controversy and uncertainty in the game until they have done that.

We want that to end," he said.

The players' body, however, praised CSA's efforts in following Nicholson's recommendations but said the process needs to be completed and the system be put in place.

Nicholson Inquiry was instituted by Minister Fikile Mbalula in the wake of internal wrangling at CSA, for almost two years, over IPL 2 bonuses that now sacked Chief Executive Gerald Majola paid irregularly to himself and other senior CSA staff.

The inquiry recommended wide-ranging changes to the internal processes and structures of CSA, which the Board said it was keen to implement.

But plans were held up by Majola's disciplinary process and challenges in the proposed appointment of new independent directors as recommended by Nicholson. (MORE)

First Published: Wed, December 12 2012. 17:15 IST