Cricket South Africa’s former head of sales, Clive Eksteen, has won his CCMA case against the organisation for unlawful dismissal earlier this year.
Eksteen, who represented the Proteas in the 1990s, was originally suspended in October 2019 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.
He was then fired in June this year for ‘transgressions of a serious nature,’ but Eksteen immediately indicated that he would be heading to the CCMA.
‘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,’ read a statement from CSA at the time.
‘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.’
The Fundudzi report, which has since been made public by the new CSA interim board, states that former CEO Thabang Moroe and Appiah were responsible for the delay in payments towards Saca.