CSA waiting for Majola's next move

The former CSA boss lost his bid to be reinstated as chief executive on Thursday.

Former Cricket South Africa CEo Gerald Majola. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) says it's waiting to see if former CEO Gerald Majola will appeal the Labour Court's judgment against him.

On Thursday, the court ruled against Majola in his bid to be reinstated as chief executive.

Majola was suspended over a bonus scandal relating to payments CSA officials received for hosting the 2009 Indian Premier League tournament.

He turned to the courts in October last year to challenge his suspension and the findings of the Nicholson Commission of Inquiry.

The inquiry, led by retired judge Chris Nicholson, found Majola breached the Companies Act by authorising R4.7 million in bonuses to be paid to CSA staff without clearance from the board or remuneration committee.

Haroon Lorgat, who replaced Majola, said his predecessor still has the right to appeal.

"My understanding is he has every right to appeal, but he will have to appeal to the same court first."

But Lorgat said the sports body won't be concerned if Majola does decide to pursue the matter further.

"He's entitled to it. We must be fair and just; it's something he [Majola] needs to decide. But I would hope sanity prevails and we can close the chapter."