Cricket South Africa (CSA) has dismissed their Chief Operations Officer, Naasei Appiah for what they deem “transgressions of a serious nature”. CSA head of communications Thamsanqa Mthembu says the decision came following a disciplinary process and as well as Labour Court proceedings involving Appiah.
“The presiding officer found Mr Naasei Appiah guilty of transgression of a serious nature and his relationship and employment with CSA has therefore been terminated (summary dismissal) with immediate effect,” CSA said in a statement on Sunday. Naasei Appiah was suspended along with the then-acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl and now-fired head of sales and sponsorship Clive Eksteen. The trio was charged with dereliction of duty‚ among other charges‚ and subsequently found guilty for the non-payment of an agreed contract fee of R2.4m that CSA was supposed to pay to the South African Cricketer’s Association (Saca).
Former President and current CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, Cassim Docrat reacted to the news of Appaiah’s sacking. Docrat says he hopes Appiah’s dismissal is the first step in a major overhaul needed at Cricket South Africa.
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