Cricket South Africa sacks head of sales and sponsor relations Clive Eksteen

Clive has vowed to take the matter to the CCMA where he expects to be exonerated.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Sunday that, after a lengthy disciplinary process, its suspended head of sales and sponsor relations Clive Eksteen has been dismissed. CSA said that Clive had been found “guilty of transgressions of a serious nature and his relationship and employment with CSA has therefore been summarily terminated (summary dismissal) with immediate effect.”

The now former CSA employee had been suspended in October last year in relation to a 2018 Mzansi Super League (MSL) payment dispute between CSA and the South African Cricketer' Association (SACA). Corrie van Zyl, who was acting director of Cricket at the time, and chief operating officer Naasei Appiah were also implicated in the alleged misconduct. 

On Tuesday, however, Clive released his own statement on Twitter explaining that his dismissal was ‘unfair’, slamming the CSA media statement for being  misleading, and promising that his attorney would be taking the matter to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. 

The perception that has been created, and the perception, which is still prevalent, is that I was in some way involved in suspicious dealings and, therefore subject to an investigation along with other CSA officials. Nothing could be further from the truth,” says Clive in a statement.