Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerald Majola and former CSA Chief Operations Officer (COO) Don McIntosh must repay millions of Rands in underhanded bonus payments, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.
"The Nicholson report did not talk about a blanket approach in the recovery of bonuses. he money will only be recovered from top management who received bonuses unlawfully," Sports 24 quoted Mbalula, as saying.
Mbalula was speaking after he met with the CSA board in Johannesburg to discuss the cricket body's response to recommendations made by a ministerial inquiry led by retired judge Chris Nicholson.
Majola, who received 1.7 million Rands, and McIntosh, who got 1.4 million Rands shortly before he resigned from his post in July 2009, received two thirds of the total amount given to 40 members of CSA staff. The bonuses were not cleared by the cricket body's board or the remuneration committee.
Other members of CSA staff, who received a portion of 4.7 million Rands in bonuses after the cricket body hosted the 2009 Indian Premier League tournament, would not be expected to pay back the money.