No rift with Sanasie – says Drubahadur

‘I’m hoping we can reunite the three counties,’ says acting GCB president Fizul Bacchus

The Guyana Cricket Board yesterday in a statement thanked the outgoing president of the embattled cricketing body Drubahadur for his service to the board while highlighting his leadership during the difficult times the board faced.

According to a report in another section of the media, Drubahadur tendered his resignation since February.

“I have officially resigned from the GCB I cannot remember the exact date but it was sometime in February,” Drubahadur was quoted as saying in a Guyana Times report yesterday.

Drubahadur, who spoke with Stabroek Sports yesterday, cited a new business undertaking for his resignation whilst refuting the speculation that himself and GCB secretary Anand Sanasie were at loggerheads.

Anand Sanasie

“I recently got into a new business venture that would require my time,” Drubahadur said of his resignation.

When asked if there was any rift between the secretary and himself after sections of the local cricking fraternity speculated that an issue had arisen between himself and Secretary Anand Sanasie, Drubahadur replied: “Maybe those persons out there know more than I do,” he chuckled.

He added: “I want to make it clear that there is no rift, in fact, the secretary is still a client of my office. Do you think that he would still be a client? In fact, I saw him yesterday,” he assured.

Meanwhile, the GCB yesterday stated that current vice-president (Administration) Fizul Bacchus, will assume the post of acting president until elections are held.

Bacchus, when contacted for a comment told Stabroek Sports of his intention to reunite the three county boards. He also said that he intended to run the affairs of the sport properly.

“What I want to do is to make cricket run properly. We started the season by winning the senior four-day tournament and now we have to make sure that the under 15,17 and 19s do so as well.”

Fizul Bacchus

When quizzed about the current state of the sport, Bacchus replied; “I’m hoping we can reunite the three counties as one and move forward from there by putting all the differences aside.”

Bacchus has been a GCB executive since 2004 during which time he served as vice-president under Chetram Singh, Ramsey Ali and Drubahadur.

Full release from the GCB

The Guyana Cricket Board would like to thank its outgoing President Mr. Drubahadur, who served the board for (4) four years as President. Mr. Drubahadur tendered his resignation effective 10th March 2017 citing excessive business and familial commitment.

An accountant by profession, the outgoing President also served on the WICB Finance Committee. In 2011, Mr. Drubahadur joined the GCB as its Assistant Secretary and was elected in 2013 as the Board’s President during a turbulent period.

In his parting statement, this ardent cricket fan pledged continued support to the GCB and we look forward to his participation in all other ways possible.

The Executives and staff thank Mr. Drubahadur for his leadership during the difficult period and realize his worthwhile contributions to the current success of the Guyana’s cricket on and off the field of play.

Mr. Fizul Bacchus, current Vice President of Administration and will serve as the President until elections of the GCB are held.


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