New constitution for GCB

The Gauteng Cricket Board said it had a fruitful meeting with concerned clubs.

Gauteng Cricket Board administrator Ray Mali. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) directors are hoping to shake off last week's drama by focusing on fulfilling their term in office.

They are also in the process of finalising the body's new constitution.

In 2010, the provincial board was placed under administration after it raised concerns about the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) bonus saga.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) executives were found to have paid themselves exorbitant bonuses for the successful hosting of the IPL tournament.

Last week, disgruntled cricket clubs voted to dismiss five directors, including administrator Ray Mali.

On Wednesday, the GCB and local clubs met to discuss concerns.

The legitimacy of the commission that led to the board being placed under interim administration was also called into question.

But GCB CEO Cassim Docrat said it was agreed that all board members will stay.

"It was a good and disciplined meeting from all stakeholders."

There were suggestions that the revolt was led by a handful of so-called "white clubs".

Mali denied the matter was a racial issue.

The new constitution has to be finalised by August.