GCB illegal elections still before the court – Berbice Cricket Board

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First Vice President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Anil Beharry
First Vice President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Anil Beharry

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Consequent to the Full Court ruling and related reports in sections of the press, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in a statement has clarified reports carried in the media, debunking claims by the Guyana Cricket Board that the matter was dismissed.

According the BCB statement, “Justices James Bovell-Drakes and Justice Roxanne George in their judgment dealt solely with the issue of the late filing of two documents relating to the BCB’s exparte application by way of affidavit for an interim injunction to block the illegal / purported Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Executive from acting. The substantive matter of the illegal GCB elections held in January 2013 was not a part of this judgment as that is still before the Hon. Court.”

The BCB maintains its position that the persons who are holding themselves as officials of the GCB (Anand Sanasie, Raj Singh, Drubahadur, Fizul Bacchus et al) have imposed themselves as the Executive of the GCB and in consequence the BCB does not recognize that body to be in charge of the administration of cricket in Guyana.

“Anand Sanasie’s proposal to extend an olive branch to the BCB is therefore a tainted attempt to ingratiate himself with a legally-constituted, effectively-run and progressive Board that continues to make a tremendous contribution to the development of cricket in Guyana. Berbice cricketers feature prominently in the selection of national teams at all levels yet for four (4) years the BCB has not received a cent from the disbursements of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the development of cricket in Guyana.”

According to the statement, “The illegal GCB has not produced any financial report over the past four years and ipso facto has not accounted for the tens of millions of dollars remitted by the WICB.

“Sanasie and his clique are once again attempting to mislead the public by stating that the subject court ruling allows the GCB to operate unhindered as it pronounced on the legality of its elections of January 2013, which was challenged. This is a total fabrication as the matter of the illegal GCB elections is still before the court and until such time as there is a determination in that court matter, the BCB holds those persons operating as the GCB Executive to be an illegal body.”

“Further and contrary to the purported GCB’s press release, the subject court ruling has not pronounced directly or indirectly on the Demerara Cricket Board’s (DCB) participation in the said elections nor the status of the persons holding themselves out as the DCB Executives. There are two (2) active injunctions regarding the administration of the DCB.”

 

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