[www.inewsguyana.com] – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has advised that it has relocated Third Test between West Indies and New Zealand from Guyana after talks broke down between the WICB and the Guyana government in relation to matters pertaining to the Cricket Administration Bill.
“The WICB has serious reservations that the Cricket Administration Bill which was passed in the Guyana National Assembly thrusts the administration of cricket in Guyana from an independent body to the Government of Guyana. This the WICB views as undesirable and inconsistent with International Cricket Council tenets,” the WICB noted in a statement.
According to Board, the WICB sought an undertaking from President Donald Ramotar that the bill not be signed into law until these matters are resolved.
“The Board gave its commitment that once His Excellency President Ramotar provided such an undertaking all arrangements in Guyana will be kept in place. Regrettably the WICB has not received such an undertaking from His Excellency President Ramotar.”
The WICB is currently considering alternative venues and the new venue of the Test will be announced on Monday, June 2. The dates of the Test – June 26 to 30 – remain.