Cricket Administration Bill deferred

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Parliament[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Cricket Administration Bill currently before the National Assembly has been deferred following additional information that was provided during Thursday’s sitting.

The Bill was deferred following the submission of a 300-page writ against Attorney General, Anil Nandlall; Culture Youth and Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony and the Speaker Raphael Trotman.

The High Court Writ which comes from the Guyana Cricket Board and 10 other plaintiffs is in essence seeking to block the Bill from being passed, something the Government has been trying to fast track.

Nonetheless, Trotman in his role as Speaker is of the view that the Court cannot delay work of the National Assembly.

The Bill which has been in the National Assembly for some time now seeks to bring order to the game according to the government, While the West Indies Cricket Board – the governing body for the sport in the Caribbean – dubs the Bill, the government’s interference in the affairs of the sport.

The WICB has in the past frowned on the involvement of governments in the sport, as does the International Cricket Council.

 

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