Seven-and-a-half years ago, Judge Chris Nicholson released his report into the conduct of administrative affairs at Cricket South Africa.
The Nicholson Commission of Enquiry was set up in the wake of the ‘bonus scandal’ which unfolded in 2009.
It’s findings eventually led to Gerald Majola’s exit as Cricket South Africa’s chief executive, after Majola had been found to have contravened various clauses in the Companies Act.
However, scanning through that report, there is also a broader warning for Cricket SA and their administrators.
Whether it be Nicholson himself, or some of those who gave submissions at the inquiry – including former MD Ali Bacher, former CSA president Norman Arendse and the current chief executive of the SA Cricketers’ Association Tony Irish – a consistent theme was present, regarding oversight.