Johannesburg, Aug 02: Cricket South Africa (CSA) board member, Chris Nenzani has criticised the cricketing body for failing to exercise leadership while addressing members of parliament''s sports portfolio committee.
Updating MPs on the recommendations of the Nicholson Report, following the bonus and administration scandal that has rocked the cricket body, Nenzani said there had been a `lack of oversight' by the CSA.
The report, which is compiled by retired judge Chris Nicholson, found among other things, that now suspended CSA chief executive Gerald Majola had `surreptitiously negotiated the payment of bonuses' adding up to 1.8 million rands, after hosting the Indian Premier League in South Africa in 2009.
Nenzani said that the CSA had accepted the Nicholson Report and was committed to sorting out the problems in SA cricket management.
"We made a public commitment... to fix the mess that we have created... I believe the board might, to some extent, have failed to exercise leadership," Sports24 quoted Nenzani, as saying.
"The Nicholson Report pointed to one thing: governance. That''s the gist of it. That kind of a situation arises from the fact that you have within CSA''s structures a lack of oversight in terms of who does what," he added.
On action taken by the CSA''s 22-member board, Nenzani said a steering committee, comprising four board members and four `independents' from outside the cricket world, had submitted a preliminary report on July 13.
"There is general consensus we need a smaller board. We need an independent board, and one that can become the custodian of cricket governance," Nenzani said.
Board members were looking at the committee's report, and Nenzani added: "We are setting out a governance model for cricket." (ANI)