Decision due today on NZ Test here

A teleconference among the Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today will likely decide whether the June 26-30 New Zealand Test match will be held here.

Doubt over the scheduled Test match has arisen because of the ongoing dispute between the WICB and the Guyana Government over the management of cricket here.

Passage of the Guyana Cricket Administration Bill 2012 this month has brought matters to a head. On the signing into law of this bill, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) will cease to exist. The WICB has a major problem with this and other parts of the bill which it conceives as gross governmental interference in the business of one of its territorial boards.

The WICB and the GCB on one hand and the government on the other have battled for over two years for control of cricket here. When the government established an interim body headed by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd to run the game, the WICB simply withdrew international cricket from Guyana. Last year, the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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