Guyana Cricket Board election at Umana Yana today
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) election is set to go ahead as planned today (February 26) from noon at Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown, Cricket Ombudsman Kamal Ramkarran has confirmed.
Speaking to News Room Sport moments after the deadline for the submission of delegates had passed on Thursday, Attorney-at-Law Ramkarran said the way has been cleared for the electoral process to proceed, after an application for an interim Order preventing the election was refused.
The Cricket Ombudsman further indicated that he is in possession of lists of delegates from two of the three county boards, namely Berbice and Demerara.
The Essequibo Cricket Board, Ramkarran explained, did not make a submission, stating that Notice was in breach of the statutory requirements.
“They emailed me and said that and I responded shortly afterwards asking them to tell me what statutory requirement was breached, what statute, what section and asking for further details, and I had no response to that email,” Ramkarran explained.
“I emailed them again (on Thursday) asking them to respond to tell me how the notice breached what statutory requirement, asking for a response to that by 2:30pm and I’ve had no response from that in that regard, not have I had a list of delegates.”
Each country board is represented by nine delegates who shall be entitled to vote at the proceedings. Fifteen delegates constitute a quorum.
Following the Court-supervised election of the Demerara Cricket Board on February 19, Minister of Sport Charles Ramson Jr., as mandated by the Guyana Cricket Administration Act, appointed Ramkarran as the Cricket Ombudsman.
The appointment was made after the Minister held consultation with Cricket West Indies, pursuant to the requirements of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.
The Ombudsman is responsible for the verification of the Register of Clubs and performing the functions of Returning Officer for the first election of the membership of the Guyana Cricket Board.