Entire GCB executive resigns
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Following the resignation of their president Ramsay Ali last week, the remaining executives of the now defunct and embattled Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) which was elected at the Annual General Meeting of July 10, last year, have tendered their resignation.
Below is a full excerpt of their resignation letter which was forwarded to the Honourable Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony:
“We have been subjected to tremendous stress over the past weeks due to unrelenting state-sponsored court proceedings, searches and arrests. The threat of similar action has now been extended to include our constituent members’ executives.
“Under duress we managed to outfit and send our teams to WICB tournaments but a recent court injunction prevents us from performing any function, nevertheless, as you requested, we have delayed this resignation until we were satisfied that all was done to ensure our team continues to participate in the regional Four-Day competition.
“We are satisfied that, as Executives of the GCB, we have always performed our functions professionally, honestly and diligently for the uplift of this glorious game.
“The Guyana Cricket Board is at present in the best financial position it has ever been in its history with US$400 000 in its bank account even though we undertook many investment projects e.g. Hostels, training facilities etc.
“The Annual Audit report for 2011 is almost completed and would be forwarded to your office shortly, by our Auditor Barcellos, Narine & Co.
“We will always be available to answer any questions you may have or to continue to assist in any way possible.
Fizul Bacchus, Alfred Mentore, Anand Sanasie, Dru Bahadur, Anand Kalladeen, Colin Europe. Reyon Griffith, Nazimul Drepaul, Terry Holder.