Sophia supporting No-Confidence Motion against GCA; Everest withdraws

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The Sophia Cricket Club (SCC) has joined in support of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against five Executive Members of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA).

On Mach 2, 2021, Divesh Ramjattan, the current GCA Public Relations Officer and acting president of Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), tabled the NCM with support of the Everest Cricket Club (ECC).

However, in a letter dated April 8, 2021, which was directed to the GCA Secretary, Deborah McNichol, ECC stated, “The Everest Cricket Club is the seconder of a motion against several members of the GCA Executives. We hereby formally write withdrawing our support and seconding of this motion. We continue to be committed to the sport and will assiduously work for unity and the development of the talents of our players.”

The letter was signed by the club’s president, Manzoor Nadir.

In a letter dated April 12, 2021, Ramjattan re-submitted the NCM, with Sophia “duly seconding”. Sophia’s letter was signed by Secretary, Akeem Hinds.

Notices sent to the GCA

The NCM has been brought against GCA President Neil Barry Snr., Vice-President Roger Harper, Marketing Manager Emily Dodson, Senior Selector Mark Harper and Junior Selector Roderick Lovell.

These individuals, along with five others, were elected on January 28, 2021. The other Executive Members are Azad Ibrahim (Vice-President), Andre McFarlene (Assistant Secretary), Imran Ally (Treasurer), Amrit Das (Assistant Treasurer) and Shaun Massiah (Competitions Committee Chairman).

In another section of the press, Ramjattan, had outlined that he presented the motion due to the “legality of the Competitions Committee and alleged dictatorial behaviour and decisions made by the executives.”

In an invited comment on Tuesday, McNichol said she is in receipt of the letter with the NCM after Everest would have withdrawn support.

“The Executive Members will have to look at this other No-confidence Motion at our next statutory meeting, which is expected to be held on June 7. After we would have looked at it, depending on all the criteria would have been met, then we would look towards bringing it up at an Ordinary General Meeting.”

At that Ordinary General Meeting, McNichol said the members would put it to a vote to decide the next course of action.

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