Home > News >

CLT20 2012: CSA assures no illegal transaction during Champions League

CLT20 2012: CSA assures no illegal transaction during Champions League

Cricket South Africa is still grappling with the scandal for which its former CEO Gerald Majola is currently facing a disciplinary hearing for paying himself and other top staff huge bonuses after IPL 2 and the Champions League hosted in South Africa a few years ago © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Oct 4, 2012

 

The irregular bonus scandal which followed their hosting of the 2009 IPL will not be repeated when South Africa host this year’s Champions League Twenty20, the country’s Cricket Board has assured.

 

Tournament Director Naasei Appiah insisted that no financial irregularities would happen this time.

 

Cricket South Africa is still grappling with the scandal for which its former CEO Gerald Majola is currently facing a disciplinary hearing for paying himself and other top staff huge bonuses after IPL 2 and the Champions League hosted in South Africa a few years ago.

 

“The Champions League is a venture between the cricket boards of South Africa, India and Australia, so we don’t receive bonuses for events that are part of our normal operations,” Appiah said.

 

CLT20 CEO Sundar Raman said although South Africa was chosen for a second time, other countries could also host the Champions League.

 

“I think we need to be very certain about the ability to host a tournament with sufficient logistical support as well as the ability to host sufficient crowds turning up.

 

“South Africa has hosted some of the biggest sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup in 2012 and there is no reason to believe that there is any other reason except that there is a sport-loving public and the infrastructure is there,” Raman said.

 

“We were pretty delighted with the response that we got with the second edition that was played in South Africa in 2010 and after much deliberation we thought it’s only fair that we come back to South Africa after having the 2011 edition in India and to take this tournament to different markets to ensure that people get to enjoy high-class domestic T20 talent,” Raman added.

 

Raman said the 14 teams and USD six million prize money this year are the biggest in the history of the tournament.

 

“What it does for local cricket is what we are very happy about. There is a re-energised interest in domestic cricket that we have noticed all over the world. Every team is interested in winning the local domestic championship in their country to get into the Champions League,” he said.

 

CSA acting CEO Jacques Faul said the Champions League would also provide a platform for players who do not have the opportunity to compete on the international circuit to display their talents.

 

Appiah said of the 3,80,000 tickets available for the games, 70,000 have already been sold.

 

“But most will be sold on the day of the match and when people know the schedules. 30 percent of tickets for the Wanderers final have been sold without having team names already,” Appiah said. (PTI)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Videos

Australia perpare for 1st Test against Pakistan

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 ICC World Cup 2015 India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Salaam Cricket South Africa West Indies West Indies cancel India tour 2014 West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India West Indies vs India 2014

Australia to play an ODI in Ireland

Rajasthan U-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Eden Gardens may host fourth ODI

WICB president Dave Cameron reportedly grilled by other executive members

Duleep Trophy 2014 Semifinal, East Zone vs South Zone: Laxmi Ratan Shukla feels Lahli pitch will suit East Zone pacers

Pakistan’s chances in ICC World Cup 2015 bleak: Mohammad Zahid

Quinton de Kock equals wicketkeeping record with six catches in South Africa vs New Zealand 1st ODI

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20 ODI hundreds

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Drink ginger tea to relieve a migraine naturally

Humsafar episode 7 review: Asher and Khirad confess their love for each other

Box Cricket League 2014: All you need to know about the sports reality show

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Rajasthan U-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton

NGOs pursue education for all

Anegan teaser: Dhanush-Amyra Dastur dazzle you in multiple avatars!

Microsoft to rebrand Nokia to Microsoft Lumia: Report

Allocate spectrum to telcos within 90 days after payment: Panel

How BMI and BMR play a role in weight loss

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here