GCB revolt fails

The Gauteng Cricket Board dismisses calls to have five directors removed with immediate effect.

Cricket player. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) on Tuesday rejected attempts by local clubs to have five directors removed with immediate effect.

Earlier, Eyewitness News revealed that disgruntled clubs sent a letter to Gauteng cricket administrator Ray Mali on Sunday.

They informed him that the majority of clubs voted to remove him and four other board members.

The GCB was placed under administration during suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) boss Gerald Majola's term.

The board confirmed that it received a letter from the disgruntled clubs, but it believes the decision cannot be legally or practically enforced.

It said this would be a flawed attempt to get rid of certain people.

GCB CEO Cassim Docrat said no official complaint was lodged in terms of the Companies Act.

He said allegations have surfaced that some clubs were duped or intimidated into signing the letter.

Docrat said current board members will remain in office.