The suspended head of sales and sponsor relations at Cricket South Africa, Clive Eksteen, has officially been dismissed after an investigation by the governing body found him guilty of various transgressions.
The former Proteas spinner was suspended in October last year, alongside then acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl and chief operating officer Naasei Appiah, due to a dispute between CSA and the South African Players’ Association (SACA), surrounding the first edition of the Mzansi Super League.
CSA released a media statement on Sunday afternoon to announce Eksteen’s departure, while they also indicated their willingness to resolve any other disciplinary issues, most notably the forensic investigation of suspended CEO Thabang Moroe.
‘Following a lengthy disciplinary process involving Mr Clive Eksteen, the currently suspended Head: Sales and Sponsor Relations at Cricket South Africa (CSA), please note that this matter has now been concluded with the following outcomes and sanction:
‘The Presiding Officer found Mr Eksteen guilty of transgressions of a serious nature and his relationship and employment with CSA has therefore been summarily terminated (summary dismissal) with immediate effect
‘CSA assures all stakeholders that the rest of the outstanding disciplinary cases will also be concluded soon, so that the situation around these matters can soon be stabilised. We view the conclusion of this disciplinary matter as critical for our progression and as a necessary step towards ensuring that CSA enters a new trajectory of firmly focusing on serving the game of cricket,’ read the statement.
Eksteen represented the Proteas in seven Test matches and six ODIs between 1991 and 2000.