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CSA terminates Herschelle Gibbs contract

Discussion in 'Rest of the World' started by hattrick, Dec 5, 2010.

Put it out there
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    The last 6 weeks have seen cricket make the front page in South Africa for all the wrong reasons. The matters that created was the printing of 2 books that made it into the public domain.I suspect that one (Herschelle Gibbs) was the main reason for his contract being terminated by mutual consent.

    Herschelle Gibbs has a new book called "To the Point " and it focuses on all the things that should stay inside a change room. Excerpts for those interested here: http://www.sport24.co.za/Cricket/Proteas/Gibbs-gets-To-the-Point-20101101 and http://zebra.book.co.za/blog/2010/1...-of-the-book-and-the-publics-reaction-so-far/
    in which he talks about his problems with drink, women and the infamous marijuana incident that happen in the West Indies.

    He did this I think as a last hurrah to make some money. He no longer features for the national side and is struggling for form for my beloved Cobras. When the book was launched he still was contracted to Cricket South Africa and he never provided his employer to read the book prior to launch. Gerald Majola the CEO said at the time that he would not comment until he read the book. The silence was broken on Friday when CSA informed all that they decided to terminate his contract (http://www.cricket.co.za/news_article.aspx?id=482&section=news&subsection=news_all ). This was followed up by a clarification on Sunday (http://www.cricket.co.za/news_article.aspx?id=487&section=news&subsection=news_all)

    What is interesting is that CSA ha provided him with a no objection certifcate to play in a T20 competition in New Zealand. I would think that Gibbs will become almost like Andrew Symonds and be a hired gun for any side looking to use his services. I think the fact that CSA has indicated " Neither Gibbs nor CSA will comment further on this matter, the content of the agreement concluded between them, being confidential." just indicated to me that this issue is rather sensitive.

    For those wanting to know what the second book is, it is Mickey Arthur's book on his tenure on being national team coach.

    I wonder if in future contracts will include clauses to prevent all these tell all books?

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    Not surprised he got the chop. Looks like his book opened a complete can of worms and left CSA with no choice. Thought he might still have something to offer for the one-day teams though but I guess that's the end of him.
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    Ljp mate he is out of form. And has battled to score runs and I think the book has basically ended his international cricket career. I suspect you might see him in the bigbash as he wants to only play the shorter competitions.