Cricket South Africa head loses interest in CEO position
Johannesburg, Nov 29 (PTI) Acting Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa Jacques Faul may quit soon as he has reportedly lost interest in taking over the position permanently.
Faul has helped turn around the fortunes of CSA in the wake of the debacle that saw long-serving CEO Gerald Majola dismissed after lengthy delays in his disciplinary hearing for having paid himself and other CSA staff huge IPL bonuses.
The second season of IPL was played in South Africa after hurried arrangements between Majola and then IPL supremo Lalit Modi due to security concerns around elections at the time in India.
Following almost two years of internal wrangling at CSA, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula eventually set up the Nicholson Inquiry which indicted Majola and recommended not just disciplinary hearing, but also possible criminal charges against him.
Faul is now reported to be unhappy about the fact that former CSA president Norman Arendse becoming the sixth independent director in the new structure recommended by the Nicholson Inquiry.
CSA had earlier turned Arendse down on the basis of a clause that debarred anyone who had served in cricket for the past three years, but the arbitrator ruled that their interpretation of the rule was wrong.
Faul denied speculation that he was unhappy about the Arendse issue, but confirmed that he had applied for the position of chief executive at provincial side Titans.