IMC’s Clive Lloyd says GCB elections illegal

Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) on Cricket, Clive Lloyd has said that the elections held by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on Sunday were illegal.

The GCB on Sunday elected a new executive headed by Drubahadur to manage the affairs of the sport in Guyana.

“The Minister has said exactly that. There is an injunction  and they know that it is an illegal election so we have to wait and see what the government will do and what the courts will do also. It is a situation where there is an injunction they cannot hold an election.”

Fast bowler Andre Russell bowls to West Indies middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan in the nets yesterday as the West Indies team prepares for its opening game against the Prime Minister’s XI led by Ricky Ponting today. (Photo courtesy of WICB media)

Fast bowler Andre Russell bowls to West Indies middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan in the nets yesterday as the West Indies team prepares for its opening game against the Prime Minister’s XI led by Ricky Ponting today. (Photo courtesy of WICB media)

Lloyd was referring to Minister of Legal Affairs and current Attorney General Anil Nandlall who in an invited comment following Sunday’s elections stated:”I don’t wish to express a view on the legality of these elections, as both elections are already the subject of court proceedings.”

According to Lloyd the entire situation was very embarrassing.

“These guys are now supported and backed by the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) and that is another problem that we have to deal with.”

Asked about the adoption of amendments to the constitution which was done on Sunday, the IMC Chairman laughingly said, “It is not a board, it’s an illegal situation. How can they adopt a constitution when elections should not have been held? The government has something drafted in parliament and they have ruled on that.”

Lloyd said there needs to be a level playing field where everybody knows what the constitution is when parliament passes it.

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