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SA federation feud threatens WC buildup

Associated Press
Jan 24, 2011 at 10:04am IST

Centurion: South Africa's sports minister has told the country's two leading cricket administrators to end a public row that has involved Proteas captain Graeme Smith and threatens to undermine the team's World Cup campaign.

Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula said on Sunday the sport had been "thrown into disarray" ahead of the World Cup by a feud between Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola and president Mtutuzeli Nyoka.

Majola is reportedly behind a vote of no confidence in Nyoka, who has accused Majola of hiding bonuses paid to CSA following the 2009 IPL in South Africa.

Federation feud threatens SA's WC buildup

CSA's chief executive Gerald Majola is reportedly behind a vote of no confidence in president Mtutuzeli Nyoka.

Mbalula says Smith shouldn't get involved in "administrative issues" after the skipper was quoted in a CSA statement praising Majola.

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