Get the app

Former CSA chief furious at board's change in rules

Norman Arendse is furious at the introduction of the new clause in board's Articles of Association, which restricts his return as the CSA chairman.

Press Trust Of India |October 16, 2012, 3:07 PM IST
Former CSA chief furious at board's change in rules

Johannesburg: Former Cricket South Africa president Norman Arendse is furious at the introduction of the new clause in board's Articles of Association, which restricts his return as the CSA chairman.

Arendse resigned three years ago after a vote of no-confidence by the majority of provincial affiliate representatives on the CSA board. However, some of the same affiliates have now recommended Arendse's name in a restructuring process, resulting from the recommendations of the Nicholson inquiry.

The inquiry was instituted by sports minister Fikile Mbalula in the wake of irregular IPL 2 bonus payments that now suspended CSA chief executive Majola had paid to himself and other CSA staff members. IPL 2 was played in South Africa due to security concerns around elections at that time in India.

Informed sources within CSA said Arendse was set to return as the new chairman of the board after fulfilling all the requirements of the interviewing committee. But a late amendment to the CSA Articles now precludes Arendse from being elected as a director, despite the nomination committee reportedly having said that he was the best qualified person for the position of chairman from among the candidates interviewed.

The new amendment disqualifies any individual who has been associated with cricket in the preceding three years of his appointment as director.

Arendse, an advocate by profession, has indicated that he will challenge the rule as the decision to the effect was not taken at the CSA's annual general meeting for approval by all. "It is an insult to the people of high integrity who were appointed to act on the recommendations of the Nicholson inquiry," Arendse told the daily The New Age. "You can't change the rules of the game when the game has already started," Arendse added.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more