Jan 12, 2012 Sports
The Guyana Cricket Board, through its Secretary, Anand Sanasie, has written to the Minister of Sport requesting that Clive Lloyd’s appointment to the Interim Management Committee (IMC) be rescinded.
In citing its case, Sanasie pointed to some degree of dishonesty on government’s part in ‘claiming that they are acting pursuant to a court order ruling by the Honorable Chief Justice which is totally false.’
The letter, which was copied to the WICB, called for ‘immediate steps be taken to ensure that Mr. Lloyd’s appointment as a WICB non-member director is immediately rescinded for bringing the WICB and the sport in general, into disrepute.’
Here is the full text of the letter, which Kaieteur News was able to obtain:
“The Executive Committee of the Guyana Cricket Board has mandated me to write you making an official complaint regarding WICB non-member Director, Mr. Clive Lloyd.
I am assured that the West Indies Cricket Board is well aware that Mr. Clive Lloyd has been appointed and has accepted that paid appointment by the Government of Guyana, as Chairman of an Interim Management Committee, replacing the Guyana Cricket Board.”
“I am also aware that this was indicated to you by way of an official correspondence from the Government of Guyana and substantiated by letters to each and every executive of the Guyana Cricket Board. We are also fully aware of the efforts of our Government and Mr Lloyd towards obfuscating the purpose of this appointment in the eyes of the public claiming that the IMC is not there to take over the GCB but instead to act in an advisory position. The Government is also dishonestly claiming that they are acting pursuant to a court order ruling by the Honorable Chief Justice which is totally false.”
“While the Executives of the Guyana Cricket Board are aware, through their representatives on the WICB, that your Board is currently addressing this issue in totality and does not recognise the government appointed IMC, it is imperative that we reiterate our position on Mr. Clive Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd, since his appointment to the IMC, has been meeting with and creating unnecessary discord amongst our players and staff of the GCB.
In fact, he has been operating as if the GCB does not exist and his committee has replaced same. This situation is totally unacceptable and has been creating an atmosphere of tension and uneasiness.”
“We note his derogatory comments, in various sections of the media, against the WICB and GCB. We are cognizant of the ICC and WICB stance on political interference in cricket and urge that immediate steps be taken to ensure that Mr. Lloyd’s appointment as a WICB non-member director is immediately rescinded for bringing the WICB and the sport in general, into disrepute.
Further, we humbly suggest that this position be transmitted to the ICC where Lloyd sits as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee as it clearly constitutes a direct conflict of interest that has serious ramifications on the status of the WICB.”
“I once again urge that this matter be addressed expeditiously.”
Guyana Cricket Board
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