EP Cricket's board dropped the axe on three of its directors by unanimous decision after inquiries headed by two retired judges found them to be ‘a threat to the business of the board’, reports HeraldLIVE.

Rafiek Potgieter, Dai Tai Marais and Leon Miggels were dismissed for ‘contravening a number of provisions, but all three have vowed to contest the findings released in a statement by EP Cricket (EPC) on Tuesday.

Acting on behalf of Cricket SA (CSA), Judge Bernard Ngoepe cleared present and former EPC board members and officials of claims of impropriety made by the dismissed directors regarding the establishment of Mega Sportz NPC, which provides stadium management functions at St George's Park.

Also, the Pillay Disciplinary Committee under retired Judge Ronnie Pillay found that ‘the actions of all three either individually or together deprives the board from operating as it should'.

‘The behaviour, in many ways, constitutes conduct unbecoming of company directors. The disrespect for other board members, attending illegal meetings, interfering with the status of the president, especially in the absence of any objection to the election process and his election as president. It clearly suggests the existence of a secret or malfeasant agenda which is a threat to the business of the board.’

Pillay was assisted by EC Society of Advocates' Albert Beyleveld and Idris Dala.

The committee, which first met on 10 July, found that all three board members had contravened a number of provisions in the EPC Memorandum of Incorporation, Board Charter and the Companies Act.

These included disrupting board meetings, breach of trust in relation to the performance of a director’s function and communicating with the media without a mandate from the board since October 2022.

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