Women cricketers yet to receive stipend for regional competition

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is still to release the US$100 stipend to female players for their participation in the West Indies Regional tournament, played last month in Barbados.

Several members of the national women’s team told this newspaper that they  were still awaiting word from the GCB as to when the payments would be ready.

The players  said on their last attempt to get answers, they were told by a cricket official that the payments would not be released in time for the regional tour.

The official they said told them that no one was available to sign the cheques because of the highly publicized court matter which the GCB was involved in at the time.

The girls however, said that they received the US150 from the West Indies Cricket Board (WIBC).
Reached for a comment Friday, President of the GCB, Ramsey Ali, said that he was not aware that the girls are paid for regional tournaments.

But Ali said to call him back on Monday when he would be in a better position to say if the GCB ows the players any money as his secretary had left for the day.

According to Ali, no money would be paid to the girls for the Under-19 Guyana/Trinidad matches.
Those matches he said was part of a Goodwill Series which resulted from an agreement between the GCB and the Trinidad Cricket Boards.

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