Vernon philander files Law-suit against South Africa Cricket Board
CRICDOT DESK : Former South African all-rounder Vernon Philander has taken legal action against the South African Cricket Board. He has taken this step as a section of the central agreement has not been properly observed by the board. Philander alleges he was not paid as promised at the end of his career. That’s why Philander decided to take the board to court.
Philander was adamant about playing for the national team in 2016, when most of the South African cricketers were leaving for England under the Kalpak contract. That’s why the CA promised to give him extra money in the new central agreement. But a few days later, the Cricket Proteas Board backtracked on its promise.
“The CA was very worried about the cricketers during the 2016 tour of Sri Lanka,” Philander told South African News. Because we lost bowlers like Kyle Abbott, Merchant de Lange, Wayne Parnell in the Kalpak deal. Morne Morkel also retired to join Surrey. After that meeting I called my agent Arthur Turner and told him that I was happy with the new offer and would play for South Africa. The following season I was paid for the new contract. But the following year they refused to pay it. ‘
Philander added: “They (the board) have informed me that since I do not play franchise cricket, it is not possible for me to pay the amount stated in the previous contract. But my contract had nothing to do with it. They let me know about the ranking system. But then I improved in the ICC Test rankings. ‘