Nothing is happening in cricket in West Demerara
I refer to a letter written by Mr Rajendra Singh captioned ‘The government must allow the GCB to carry out its functions’ published on September 17 in Stabroek News. I am a member of a club on the West Demerara and from the inception of this cricket madness I followed the entire saga.
My interest was that nothing is happening on the West Demerara with regard to cricket and cricket development, and interestingly the same persons involved in cricket on the West Demerara are now involved in this disaster nationally. Since the beginning of the power struggle by Ramsay Ali, Anand Sanasie, Raj Singh, I along with several cricket enthusiasts have been paying serious attention since we are worried that our cricket will be totally destroyed because of a few. We have attended most of the court proceedings and it is amazing what is transpiring in the letters column.
There were seventeen persons in court, including Mr Rajendra Singh, Roger Harper, Anand Sanasie, Bissoondyal Singh, Claude Raphael, Ronald Williams, Edward Richmond, etc, when Justice James Bovell-Drakes ordered that none of the factions of the Demerara Cricket Board can act until the matter is heard and determined as to which is the legitimate group.
He also got an undertaking from Mr Mangal (the secretary of Raj Singh DCB) that they would not act. How can Mr Singh declare himself the president of the DCB when the matter is still to be determined by the Honourable Judge?
Further, how can Mr Singh question the credibility of Dr Clive Lloyd? What is happening to our society?
Mr Singh also said in his narrative, “All of the manufactured allegations against the GCB were cleared by the Rupert Foster report, which investigation was commissioned by the Ministry of Labour. This report however was scrutinized publicly to the extent that it actually incriminates the GCB rather than exonerates it. Mr Rupert Foster said in his report that in excess of eight million dollars had mistakenly been placed in the Trustee’s account.
However the same report said that there were no trustees. So how could money be placed in an account that does not exist?