Sep 24, 2011 Sports
I understand the President of the WICB visited Guyana not so long ago. I would expect Dr. Hunte’s visit was in connection with the crisis facing GCB administration and cricket in the country.
I would like Dr. Julian Hunte to know that a strong leader is realistic about what is within his control and what is not, and so make thoughtful choices about which path to take, based on his knowledge of the issues at hand.
Dr. Hunte came to Guyana with the expectation, I hope to settle the two year impasse that has stalled the progress of Guyana cricket administration over the period mentioned, and which interfered with the growth and development of our young cricketers in their game.
Was there any success in the discussions? Could we look forward to a solution for a recovery? So that conditions would be better now and in the future.
I understand coming out of the meetings there were threats of withdrawing international cricket from Guyana, if the Guyana Government uses state influence for the sole purpose of bringing an end to the two year old dispute and “Not to take control of the administration of cricket”. What has WICB done over the period?
I am asking readers to roll back the years and Let’s look at Government policies in some of the issues pertaining to problems in sports.
Do you recall the Robin Jackman’s issue? An English player on an English tour of the Caribbean, and James Wren Gilkes in athletics, reading of his preparation for the two hundred meter race for the Olympics.
All Guyana thought we would have had the gold in that year.
Even though the English withdrew their team from that match fixed for Guyana, the ICC continued to set their fixture for matches in Guyana so the decision to fix International matches on Caribbean tour does not stop at Dr. Hunte nor the World Body Governing Olympics did not stop Guyana from competing in future Olympic Games.
Would the WICB stop competing against countries whose cricket is under government control?
Are you going to let the ICC know that no WICB Teams would take part in fixtures set for matches against those countries?
Would the WICB tell the governments of the countries of the Caribbean no international matches, because they are controlling the venues?
Dr. Hunte the ICC gave two years for their member countries to put their issues in order, so as to be free of government control.
The WICB should use that period given to establish a business relationship with the owners of the venues in the Caribbean so as to prevent any embarrassment that could surface by the year 2013. Let consistency in decision making be your rule of thumb.
The WICB seems to be badly misinformed, for the Government of Guyana is not trying to take control of cricket administration in the country, all they are trying to do is to save cricket from its present destructive elements. Dr. Hunte, please note as a leader, an individual learns to command respect without ever having to demand it. Therefore, an effective leader is not a dictator, but a partner, he is always part of the solution, and never internationally part of the problem.
Dr. Hunte you gave the impression that you are a part of the problem.
Former President of Berbice Cricket Board
Former Vice President of Guyana Cricket Board
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