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Cricket South Africa CEO Majola calls former boss Bacher a liar

December 12, 2011 - Cape Town

Under-fire Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola has launched a scathing attack on former cricket boss Ali Bacher.

Last week, Majola had admitted in front of a commission of inquiry into CSA's finances that he failed to disclose a R1.8 million bonus he received after South Africa's hosting of the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to Sports24, Majola told the Rapport newspaper that Bacher is a liar who had also received millions of rands in bonuses.

He also claimed that Bacher is still being "supported" by the CSA.

Majola said he will resign from his post if CSA demands it and only if there's are also questions asked about Bacher's millions.

According to CSA's financial year-end report for 2003, the Cricket World Cup in South Africa that year made a profit of R22 675 159.

Bacher was in charge of running the tournament and earned R5 million of the R 9 651 459 bonus money which was paid out to the 15 directors, of which Majola and Mtutuzeli Nyoka, CSA's recently dismissed president, were part of.

Bacher said in a radio interview last week the bonus was part of his retirement package as his own one was "very poor".

Majola disagreed.

He said: "Bacher lies. The same company who does it on behalf of all CSA employees paid out his pension money to him separately. Bacher has always portrayed the image of a benefactor, but he is everything but that.

"He also organised his medical costs to be paid by CSA until the day he dies," he added.


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