Sydney: The legal team of Cricket South Africa will look into a host of damaging allegations made in a controversial autobiography released by out of form opener Herschelle Gibbs this week.
The veteran opener made several startling revelations in the book entitled “To the Point”, chief among which were his sexual escapades while on tour with the team in Australia.
Another revelation that has drawn a strong reaction is his claim that former coach Mickey Arthur allowed captain Graeme Smith too much power over the team, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Gibbs claims the team was effectively controlled by a group of senior players, comprising the skipper, Mark Boucher, Jaques Kallis and AB de Villiers.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola said: “I have not read the book and cannot comment on what is reported in the press. CSA has tasked its legal counsel to look into the matter and to advise us accordingly.”
“Everybody concerned (including players) needs to wait for the outcome of CSA’s processes which will be announced as soon as the board has taken a view or a decision on the matter,” he said.
Gibbs, 36, recently quit first-class cricket to concentrate on the limited-over formats, but still has a national contract with CSA.