JOHANNESBURG: Former South African Cricket supremo Ali Bacher has rejected claims by CSA CEO Gerald Majola that he set the precedent for huge bonuses by taking a five million rands payment after the 2003 World Cup.
Breaking his silence for the first time in nearly two years on huge bonus payments from the IPL to himself and other CSA staff, Majola was testifying at the Nicholson inquiry into the financial affairs of CSA, instituted by sports minister Fikile Mbalula.
Majola admitted not having declared the IPL bonuses in the manner prescribed by the Companies Act for corporate governance but denied that the board did not know about the bonuses.
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Earlier, former CSA board members testified at the inquiry that the bonuses were not cleared by them. Majola said that the bonuses were cleared and he had merely forgotten to confirm it in writing.