Cricket South Africa v Gauteng Cricket Board August 1, 2009

CSA and GCB find 'common ground' during mediation

Cricinfo staff

After three days of mediation, Cricket South Africa and Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) have "managed to find common ground in certain areas" in their dispute over the stripping of the Wanderers' international status.

The tussle started when the GCB accused the CSA chief executive Gerald Majola, the BCCI and IPL organisers of mismanaging the 2009 event soon after the league ended. In response, the CSA members' forum warned that the South African board would not allot any international matches to Wanderers unless GCB apologised.

On Monday, lawyers Brian Currin and Khabo Mamba were appointed by the sports minister to mediate the dispute. "The participation of both parties has at all times been constructive and in good faith," they said in a statement on Saturday. "As a result the parties have managed to find common ground in certain areas. The process will continue into next week and we are hopeful that further progress will be made."

If the issue is not resolved, Wanderers could lose out on three matches during England's tour to South Africa in November-December.