In a release submitted to the media, The GCB has noticed with much dissatisfaction, the recent and seemingly negative attention, being placed on sanctioned cricket within Guyana. As a result, the GCB would like to reiterate that CWI is the regulatory body for cricket in the West Indian region, and that this body has clearly outlined the procedures and policies required for the organization’s arrangement, promotion and conduct of cricket matches, tournaments and events. As a consequence, all matches or cricket events held in the West Indies require approval of the CWI unless they are already pre-approved or specially approved.
Further, it must be acknowledged that the territorial boards are responsible for all domestic cricket played in their jurisdiction, subject to their approval, implementation, promotion and agreed levels of supervision that dovetails with CWI’s mandate. In this very regard, the GCB mandates its affiliate boards; Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice to organize, manage and promote cricket in their jurisdiction. As a result, any planned cricket competition or cricket event to be held in any of the three counties must be channeled through those mandated by the GCB to control cricket within these counties.
Among other factors, this procedure allows for the authentic and reliable audit of county board accounts and ensures the adoption of necessary safeguards to the structure of cricket established by the GCB, which are in keeping with its strategic objectives and goals. Such safeguards assist with the monitoring and controlling of the roles, responsibilities and function of the GCB, and can be likened unto such implemented international procedural safeguards as the Window period and considerations to the number of T/20 Tournaments that a player may play within a given period.
In addition, there is a reason why not all teams are considered clubs, and as such, those teams are not a part of the organizational structure of the GCB. Within the requirements to become a structured club, is the need for all structured clubs to meet policy guidelines, which includes the mandate for the annual audit of their accounts. Therefore, all county boards, and structured clubs must adopt the necessary procedures required to make them compliant with the GCB, and by extension CWI.
It must be acknowledged that the Guyana Cricket Board is the governing authority for cricket in Guyana and is duly directly responsible for all cricket matches arranged and played in Guyana and therefore, to determine whether or not a particular match or cricket event in Guyana should receive its approval to take place.
As a consequence the GCB will like to articulate the need for counties, clubs, groups and organizations to be respectful to the GCB’s mandate, and to follow established procedures and policies, when considering the planning, arranging, and conduct of matches within the respective counties and/or any part of Guyana. This is necessary, since it is prohibited for any club or individual to receive funds on behalf of county boards and not account for same through the audited accounts of that county board.
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