Home Sports DCB election date solidified as Friday, February 19
– appeal thrown out
The day of reckoning for Demerara cricket’s concerns has been set at Friday, February 19, when the Demerara Cricket Board is expected to host an election of office-bearers.
The date for the election of office-bearers has now been solidified after an appeal of Monday’s hearing regarding the hosting of the election was thrown out.
Justice Navindra Singh had ruled on Monday that the lists of candidates from the 5 Associations within the DCB; namely Georgetown, East Coast, East Bank, West Bank and Upper Demerara, should be presented by February 17 (yesterday) and the election should be held on Friday, February 19 at the DCB Headquarters.
The court also awarded costs in the sum of $200,000 from the first two respondents of the initial application.
The Demerara and Guyana Cricket Boards’ Election saga has been ongoing for nearly a decade, with a number of court matters involved. Monday’s ruling by Justice Singh is the second time that an election has been ordered by the Court, the first being in June 2019, when the office bearers were given ample time to vacate office and host an election. This time around, the timeframe has been set at 4 days.
The trio of Roger Harper, Davteerth Anandjit and Bradley Fredericks, represented by Attorney-at- Law Arudranauth Gossai, filed the application, while first and second respondents, Anand Kalladeen and Anand Sanasie, filed an appeal soon after Monday’s ruling.
However, on Wednesday, Full Court Justices Fidela Corbin-Lincoln and Nareshwar Harnanan dismissed the appeal and refused an application for a stay.
If conducted on Friday, the DCB election paves the way for the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, to consult with Cricket West Indies (CWI) on a date for the hosting of the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB’s) election, as stipulated in the Guyana Cricket Administration Act, Chapter 21:03.