Board of Directors decisions re Guyana
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The West Indies Cricket Board, at a meeting of the Board of Directors, on Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, expressed grave concern at the length of time it is taking for a resolution to be had to the situation in Guyana.
The Board further implores all parties involved to use their best endeavours to ensure that the situation with regard to cricket in Guyana returns to a level of acceptability in the shortest possible period.
The WICB also reminds the public that at a meeting of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket held in Antigua in September 2012, the Sub-Committee recommended that all efforts be made towards resolving the ongoing issues between the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Cricket Board, and appointed the Prime Minister of Barbados the Honourable Freundel Stuart as mediator.
The Board awaits the outcome of this critical process; however restates its commitment to play its role in finding resolution and has acted in accordance with this commitment in the past.
The Board reiterates its position that it recognizes the Guyana Cricket Board as the sole governing body responsible for the administration, management and development of cricket in Guyana. Further the Board reminds that the Guyana Cricket Board is a shareholder of the WICB.
The WICB has used its best endeavours to ensure that the players and match officials have participated in every regional tournament under the auspices of the WICB since the situation in Guyana developed.
The deadline for submission of squads to participate in the Caribbean Twenty20 2013 was November 22, 2012. The GCB did not submit the Guyana team by this deadline and has not submitted the Guyana team to date.
The Board has therefore directed the WICB Management to again request the GCB to provide a Guyana team to participate in the Caribbean Twenty20 and for WICB Management to set a date by which the Guyana team is to be submitted.
The WICB Management will set the date and once finalised will communicate same to the GCB and the public.