Bill Deferred To Next Sitting

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

The second reading of the Cricket Administration Bill that would seek to establish the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and county boards as corporate bodies was on Thursday evening deferred to the next session of Parliament.

The next sitting of the National Assemble is scheduled for next Thursday.

The bill was listed on the Order Paper for its second reading by Sport Minister Dr Frank Anthony when the 63rd sitting of the National Assembly of the 10th parliament reconvened on Thursday.

The bill was tabled by government last December in a bid to end the impasse over the national game. It provides constitutions for the GCB, the Demerara, Berbice and the Essequibo Cricket Boards and is divided into five parts with one schedule giving respective boards the powers to effectively manage the affairs of local cricket.

The bill was the subject of much discussion by critical stakeholders within the cricketing fraternity, and was reviewed by a Special Select Committee of the National Assembly of Guyana.

The special select committee comprises four members of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), one member from the Alliance for Change (AFC) and four members of the ruling People’s Progressive Party.

The members of the Select Committee are Christopher Jones, Joseph Harmon, Basil Williams, and Dr Rupert Roopnarine of APNU, Kemraj Ramjattan of the AFC, while Odinga Lumumba, Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Sport Minister Dr Frank Anthony and Neil Kumar represent the government.