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Nyoka faces vote of no confidence

The internal row that has rocked Cricket South Africa (CSA) in recent days has moved closer to being resolved.

This afternoon the organisation confirmed that the heads of all the affiliated unions had signed a motion of no confidence against president, Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka. A rift has been brewing between the body's head and chief executive officer Gerald Majola.

Nyoka had accused Majola of lying to him about staff bonuses in the aftermath of the successful hosting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009.

The CEO was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing in an internal investigation and the matter laid to rest but the president, who had reportedly been asked to step down in recent days, again raised the issue during a radio interview on Thursday morning.

"Towards the end of 2010, in mid-November, CSA finally resolved the matter relating to the IPL bonuses after a thorough process," a statement from CSA read. "The board unanimously endorsed the decision of the commission.

"The board was therefore surprised to hear CSA president Dr Nyoka attempting to revive a matter that was resolved and closed several months ago. The board reiterates that Dr Nyoka made these utterances in his personal capacity, and they do not reflect the position of CSA.

"The board would like to add that over the past 24 hours it has become aware that the 11 affiliate presidents have signed a motion of no confidence in CSA president Dr Nyoka.

"The board believes that this matter will be dealt with in line with the terms of its provisions relating to motions of no confidence."

The statement added: "The board notes the decision of CEO Mr Majola to seek legal advice regarding the allegations regarding him made against him by Dr Nyoka.

"The board calls for all who claim to speak on behalf of CSA to always ensure that their actions are in line with the CSA code and that they are in the best interests of cricket."

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