The latest drama involves a “fraudulent document” claiming Proteas head coach Mark Boucher is a director of 3TC Cricket.
If true, it could have produced a conflict of interest.
CSA were forced to state that it’s not the case and that the “document was sent to journalists to discredit Cricket South Africa, its employees, and, in particular, Mark Boucher”.
The 3TC event, brainchild of former Protea Paul Harris, was slated to take place this Saturday, but was postponed after CSA failed to get permission from the government due to lockdown.
Subsequently, journalists were sent a document purporting to show a list of ‘shareholders’ of 3TC, including 1995 Rugby World Cup captain and CEO Francois Pienaar.
Among eight other individuals listed as shareholders on the document, which CSA CEO Jacques Faul saw for the first time yesterday morning, are Boucher, Harris and commentator Mark Nicholas.
Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, is also named on the list.
Absolute snert, according to CSA, which adds: “We will launch an internal investigation into the origin of this false and fraudulent document and will also lay criminal charges.
“It is very important that the person/s who act with the intent of harming cricket are exposed and rooted out of the game.
“We will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the malicious perpetrators face the full might of the law.”
CEO Pienaar confirmed that no CSA employee is in any way associated with 3TC.