Majola sacked by CSA

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Gerald Majola has lost his job at CSA
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Gerald Majola has lost his job at CSA

Cricket South Africa's suspended chief executive Gerald Majola has been dismissed with immediate effect for his part in a bonus scandal.

Majola was found guilty on all nine charges at a disciplinary hearing which included accepting bonuses, not declaring them to the board and wrongdoing in connection with travel claims.

The ruling was made by chairperson Karel Tip in the absence of Majola, who withdrew from the proceedings last week, with the findings on his sanctions accepted by the CSA.

Majola was suspended in from his role at Cricket South Africa in March after an independent inquiry found bonuses totalling 4.7 million rand (£340,000) had been paid to staff without clearance from the board.

It was also discovered Majola was in breach of his management of the assets as he received 1.8 million rand (£130,000) of the bonus money paid.

"The disciplinary chairperson issued his findings on sanction which CSA will implement with immediate effect," CSA said in a statement on Friday.

"The sanction handed down by Advocate Karel Tip SC was that Majola is dismissed from his service with CSA with immediate effect."

The decision draws a line under a long-running saga which has centred on Majola and 29 other staff members and in abuse of bonuses following South Africa's hosting of the Indian Premier League in 2009.

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