South Africa news July 30, 2009

GCB's allegations 'unwarranted' - CSA

Cricinfo staff

Cricket South Africa's board of directors, which met on Thursday, has rejected the "unwarranted attacks" by the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) against CSA and its chief executive Gerald Majola. It has insisted that the GCB must withdraw its comments and apologise to Majola, CSA, the IPL and the BCCI, and submit its terms and conditions before international games are staged at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

The Wanderers was stripped of international status after the GCB levelled accusations of mismanagement at Majola and CSA with regard to the staging of the 2009 IPL. The ground could lose its fixtures during the England tour, which have already been reallocated, if the issue is not resolved.

At the meeting, Majola presented a report pertaining to the IPL being held in South Africa. It highlighted the financial benefits for CSA, its affiliates, and the country, the enhanced goodwill with the BCCI, and the IPL's contribution to charity in South Africa.

The board said that the allegations of mismanagement were unfounded and the dispute contained "misinformation and inconstancies" from GCB. The board also said the GCB had complained against CSA to the ECB, a "breach of national and international protocols" which would be investigated further.