• Ramela takes CSA, sport ministry to court

    Former South African Cricketers’ Association president Omphile Ramela has lodged an application in the South Gauteng High Court against Cricket South Africa for his removal from the interim board in December.

    Ramela filed papers to CSA on 15 January, with the Ministry of Sport as first respondent, after he was removed from the board on 10 December.

    The former Cobras and Lions batsman is contesting the resolution that was taken by the interim board at the time, declaring his removal as unlawful.

    Ramela was announced by Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa as one of the members to serve on the new interim board in October.

    But, chairman judge Zak Yacoob detailed issues the board was having with Ramela, which led to his removal on 15 December.

    READ: CSA bounces Ramela from interim board

    ‘He has been generally obstructive in relation to board matters, generally defending the indefensible, basically refusing to accept the majority,’ Yacoob said at the time.

    ‘He seems to make a distinction between what is right and majority decisions, and if he feels that majority decisions are wrong that he can continue to fight about them for hours and hours.

    ‘He does not have the discipline to accept majority decisions. He has been obstructive in relation to every difficult decision we have had to take, and it has been virtually impossible to deal with him.’

    Ramela opted against attending a hearing that day and ignored all correspondence with the board.

    The interim board is set to provide clarity on the matter during a virtual media conference on Thursday.


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