Cricket admin bill passed

The National Assembly yesterday voted to pass the long-awaited Guyana Cricket Administration Bill 2012 which will, among other things make the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), and its county boards corporate, legal bodies and provide them with constitutions.

Intended to heal rifts in the local cricketing establishment, the bill and the government bid to take control of the game away from the GCB created a deep rift with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) which saw first class games being withdrawn from Guyana for many months. Cricket matches have since been restored here.

In recent months there have been attempts at rapprochement between the government on the one hand and the GCB and the WICB on the other but divisions remain over the content of the bill passed yesterday.

During the debate yesterday which preceded the bill’s passing, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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