Majola is paying back his IPL bonus - CSA

Cricket South Africa has started to recover bonus money from its suspended CEO Gerald Majola.

Suspended Cricket SA CEO Gerald Majola. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNEBSURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has started to recover money from its suspended CEO Gerald Majola and former Chief Operating Officer Don McIntosh, it confirmed on Saturday.

The cricketing body said it is working with the Department of Sports and Recreation, to clean up its corporate governance.

The CSA board spoke to media after it held a meeting at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.

The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, established an inquiry to investigate bonuses received by Majola and other CSA executives for the 2009 Indian Premier League.

In March, the Nicholson Inquiry found that Majola contravened the Companies Act by not declaring the paid bonuses to the CSA or its remuneration committee.

In the report, Judge Chris Nicholson and his committee recommended that Majola be suspended and that an internal disciplinary inquiry be held. They also suggested that Majola and McIntosh repay the bonuses.

Mbalula and the CSA board agreed that disciplinary processes against Majola should be concluded by the end of May and that Majola should repay the R1.8 million undeclared bonus, while McIntosh repays his R1.4 million bonus.

CSA acting president Willie Basson said the disciplinary process was being conducted by an independent body made up of legal experts.

He says the process is going well.