Senior GCF official allegedly resigns
A senior Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) official is said to have resigned after Kaieteur Sport published last week what an inside source called malpractices within the federation; the General Secretary of the GCF is believed to have called it quits.
Our informed source told us yesterday that the federation’s General Secretary has resigned ahead of Saturday’s scheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was one of the bones of contention within the federation. It is customary for the General Secretary to report on varying matters at the meeting, but that seems doubtful owed to the alleged resignation.
When contacted yesterday, GCF President, Cheryl Thompson declined to comment on the matter of the General Secretary’s resignation. “I don’t want to comment at this time,” Thompson said in a brief telephone conversation with this newspaper.
Thompson added that the federation was expected to meet yesterday afternoon. She also declined to offer any comment on the possible subjects of yesterday’s meeting; asked for an exclusive and timely interview, Thompson highlighted her busy schedule.
“This is a very busy time for me, Monday to Fridays, so I don’t want to commit myself to that at this time, Thursday maybe,” Thompson said. Last week an internal member of the federation had expressed disapproval of several aspects of the GCF administration.
Among them, it was alleged that a high-ranking official has been hiding correspondences if it has nothing to do with her son, who is a cyclist. The source informed that Robin Persaud and Alonzo Greaves were both invited to compete in Trinidad and Tobago recently.
Upon the receipt of this information, the GCF official enquired from Trinidad and Tobago why a request was not made for her son among the two riders. The source said Trinidadian officials told the GCF official that her son could compete on his own funding.
That feedback did not sit well with the official, who allegedly purposely ducked the participation of Greaves and Persaud. The source mentioned this issue among allegations of financial mischief and as noted before, the absence of the AGM, which is now set for Saturday. (Edison Jefford)
Photo of Cheryl Thompson in claude