The Cape Cobras’ drama spit up another twist with unhappy senior players set to take Western Cape Cricket (WCC) to the CCMA.
South African Cricketers Association (SACA) CEO Tony Irish told EWN Sport that unsettled Cape Cobras players will file a dispute at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after “exhausting the internal grievance processes”.
Ten out of 17 contracted players are behind the move after being disappointed when the WCC board backed Paul Adams as coach, despite claiming that there is a “material breakdown” in their relationship with Gogga.
Irish says the players believe the CCMA is the “only step we have left” after WCC didn’t implement the scenarios recommended by mediator, former Proteas mental coach Paddy Upton.
Irish confirmed that Upton’s recommendation was for Adams to “stand down” from his post.
Irish said: “We would like the Cobras to implement the recommendation by Upton. I have seen the franchise stating that there were three recommendations made and that they implemented one of them.
“That is not correct, there were three scenarios and there was one recommendation made and they haven’t implemented that.”
Upton added: “There will be a conciliation process run by the CCMA. The conciliation has to happen within 30 days, could be earlier than that but the maximum time would be 30 days.”