Naasei Appiah Fired With Immediate Effect By Cricket South Africa

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).

Naasei Appiah Cricket South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 12: during the CSA media briefing at CSA Head Office on April 12, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
(Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images) Source: Sowetan LIVE

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.

Source inputs: Newsbreak Lotus | SowetanLIVE

📣 Follow Indian Spice on TwitterInstagramFacebookTelegramTikTok and on YouTube, and stay updated with the latest South African Indian news and international Indian news.

The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis. 

Connect with the Coronavirus Whatsapp services below

  • Coronavirus India Whatsapp tap here
  • Coronavirus South Africa Whatsapp tap here
  • SA Hotline Number: 0800 029 999

For more related coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news and stories click here