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CricketSABusinessLive reports that Cricket SA’s former head of sales and sponsor relations Clive Eksteen is taking the governing body to the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for unfair dismissal just days after his sacking.  

Eksteen was fired with immediate effect on Sunday after he was found “guilty of transgressions of a serious nature” after a lengthy disciplinary process.  The 53-year-old former player was suspended in October 2019 with CFO Naasei Appiah and then acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl in a matter involving players and player contracts through the players’ union the SA Cricketers’ Association (Saca).  The trio’s suspension was related to their dereliction of duty after non-payment of player fees stemming from the 2018 Mzansi Super League (MSL).  Appiah is also appealing, while Van Zyl has since been reinstated.  Eksteen said he faced five counts of misconduct.  Three concerned the Saca issue, a fourth was about the sponsorship deal — to which CSA was not a party — and the fifth was the sponsorship agreement for an amount less than had been approved by CSA executive committee.  He was acquitted on the three charges relating to Saca‚ and was also exonerated in the fourth charge.  Eksteen believes the fifth charge was a “lesser charge” and therefore he “should not have been dismissed at all‚ let alone found guilty”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tiisetso Malepa and Khanyiso Tshwaku at BusinessLive

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