QPCC President to face no-confidence vote
Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) made headlines in August for the washed-out Test between West Indies and India, and it seems the Port of Spain-based club could be in the news again this month. QPCC is expected to hold a special general meeting at month’s end in which members will vote on a motion of no-confidence in the club’s current president, Deryck Murray.
According to a letter being circulated to Queen’s Park members, the meeting will be held on October 25 at the Oval in an effort to remove the former West Indies Test player as president of the club.
The letter stated that: “In accordance with rule 26(2) of the Club’s Bye-Laws and upon presentation of the requisition stated below signed by fifty one (51) members of the club, notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club will be held at the Century Ballroom on October 25 at 6 p.m. for consideration and decision of the following:
“Be it resolved that the President Mr Deryck Murray be removed from the elected position of President of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club, having regard to his inability and/or failure to provide the standard of leadership required by our Club, as evidenced by the several examples outlined below, resulting in a loss of confidence in him to efficiently and effectively perform the duties of President.”
Contacted by the Trinidad Express, Murray said he was aware of the meeting, but was confident he could retain his position as president.
Asked about the allegations raised in the correspondence, the former Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president said he will have to look at them very carefully and respond to them.
“It is something I have to deal with very carefully, in my own best interest and in the interest of the club,” said Murray.
Asked if he felt the abandoned Test had anything to do with the motion of no confidence, Murray said he preferred not to speculate on anything at this point in time. (Trinidad Express)
Cover photo caption: Only one session of play was possible in the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India in August