CSA sacks President Mtutuzeli Nyoka

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Johannesburg, Feb 12 (PTI) Cricket South Africa PresidentMtutuzeli Nyoka, who was at loggerheads with CEO Gerald Majolaover the bonuses paid to CSA staff members for the conduct ofthe 2009 IPL here, was today sacked following a vote of noconfidence by the body''s members.

"The majority of the Members'' Forum proposed a motion ofno confidence in the President of Cricket South Africacontinuing in his portfolio," CSA said in a statement after aSpecial General Meeting here.

"Accordingly, with immediate effect, the position of Dr MNyoka, as President of Cricket South Africa, is terminatedforthwith," it added.

CSA Vice-President AK Khan was appointed acting Presidentuntil the election of a new President at the Annual GeneralMeeting to be held in August.

The controversy revolves around bonuses which were paidto Majola and other CSA officials after the hosting of the2009 IPL and ICC Champions Trophy tournaments.

Apparently, 40 members of CSA got bonuses worth awhopping 4.7 million rands.

Nyoka asked for an external investigation into thepayments but the CSA board opted for an internal probe at theend of which Majola was cleared of any wrongdoing.

But Nyoka remained at loggerheads with Majola and evenSports Minister Fikile Mbalula''s intervention could do littleto bring down the tensions between the two.

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