Commentator accuses CSA of dishonesty

Telford Vice says he's done nothing wrong and CSA is targeting him because they don’t approve of his work.

Cricket commentator Telford Vice says CSA doesn’t like people who don’t write what they want them to. Picture: Sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Cricket commentator Telford Vice maintains he has done nothing wrong and Cricket South Africa (CSA) is targeting him because they don't approve of his work.

Last week, Vice described modern cricket administrators as "slimy as second hand car salesmen" after they had revoked his special privileges in November without notifying him.

He no longer has access to private exclusive interviews or private briefings and functions.

Vice told 567 CapeTalk that CSA was aggrieved by his reporting on BCCI's decision to shorten their December tour to South Africa.

"CSA didn't like my reporting on the bonus scandal involving Gerald Majola. And of course once the king was dead and there was a new king it was fine to be nasty about Gerald Majola. Now they don't like my reporting on the BCCI/CSA situation. There has been a lot of dishonesty I must say in the way that has unfolded."

Vice says he has done nothing wrong.

"I've reported in the best way that I could. I've never written anything which I've known to be untrue. I've interrogated the allegations as best I could. I'm afraid CSA doesn't like people who don't write what they want them to."

Vice accused CSA of underhandedness.

"They've tried to secretly take me off the email list. They haven't told me that I'm no longer worthy of getting media advisory. They just did it and I think that's quite slimly."

Vice says the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has been informed of the latest developments and his editors have written to CSA.