Sport Ministry’s statement on postponed Guyana Cricket Board election

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The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport on Saturday (February 27) issued a statement following the postponement of the Guyana Cricket Board election, which was fixed for Friday (February 26) at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown.

Below is the full text of the statement.

The Ministry was advised that the election of the Guyana Cricket Board which was appointed to be the 26th February, 2021, was not completed. It is important to note that, pursuant to the Guyana Cricket Administration Act, once the Minister makes the respective appointments, i.e., the date for the election and the Cricket Ombudsman, the Minister has no further role to play unless the election was not completed.

The Ministry was informed that the Cricket Ombudsman received a letter from an Attorney at law who raised matters in relation to the conduct of the election and the Cricket Ombudsman determined that in the interest of fairness the election ought to be postponed to afford the alleged aggrieved stakeholder an opportunity to be heard.

The Ministry will, consequently, engage the Cricket Ombudsman and the Attorneys at law for the relevant stakeholders and re-appoint a date for the Guyana Cricket Board election acting in accordance with the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.

The Ministry is not oblivious to the dark cloud hovering over Guyana’s cricket administration and recognises that this is an issue which must be settled expeditiously. All stakeholders must share that position and comply with the Cricket Administration Act. Cricket players and cricket lovers deserve better and the public can be assured that the Ministry is determined to bring closure to this issue.

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