Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Under-fire GCB officials resign, throw support behind IMC

The under-fire officials of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) resigned from their position on the board with immediate effect and have endorsed the government-implemented Interim Management Committee (IMC).
Sources close to the IMC confirmed that the members submitted their resignations to Sport Minister Dr. Frank Anthony. Reports reaching Liveinguyana indicate that the GCB officials are willing to cooperate with the IMC, after meeting with Anthony yesterday.
The executives are Fizul Bacchus, Alfred Mentore, Anand Sanasie, Dru Bahadur, Anand Kalladeen, Colin Europe, Rayon Griffith, Nazimul Drepaul and Terry Holder.

Meanwhile, we have learnt that the fear of exposure of financial impropriety caused these officials tender their resignations.
According to our sources the GCB officials are afraid of the consequences, after Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, issued a statement; recently highlighting what he said indicates a case of fraud by way of the transfer of property from the GCB to a private company set up by some members of the GCB.
We were told that during a meeting which took place yesterday with the minister some of the officials were in tears.
Currently, the GCB is restrained “from holding themselves out in Guyana as members of the executive committee of the Guyana Cricket Board, due to an interim injunction granted by acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on February 24.
However, that interim injunction will no longer be challenged by the GCB.
The GCB and Government have been at loggerheads ever since the establishment of the IMC. Several allegations of administrative malpractices have been leveled against the GCB, which resulted in the Chief Justice’s ruling that recommended the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport to intervene in order to bring some sort of temporary solution until a permanent one was reached.

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