GCB Allowed To Function
The full court comprising of the Honourable Madam Justice Roxanne George and The Honourable Justice Bovell-Drakes yesterday granted a stay of execution in favor of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on an injunction obtained by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) against all of the GCB Executives, Trustees and its Administrator of Twenty (20) years, Ms. Savitri Persaud.
The judges heard over three hours of arguments from Mr. Roysdale Forde for the Guyana Cricket Board and Mr. Fitz Peters for the Berbice Cricket Board before granting of the Stay of Execution.
The primary relief sought was granted and will enable the Guyana Cricket Board Officials to be fully functional until the hearing and determination of their Appeal.
The relief granted was “An Order Staying the Execution of the Order of the Honourable Madam Justice Sandra Kurtzious dated the 14th day of April, 2014, until the hearing and determination of the Notice of Appeal Motion No. 38-Apl of 2014 filed from the Order of Court of the said Honorable Madam Justice Sandra Kurtzious made in Action No. 116-W of 2013”.
The Berbice Cricket Board’s action was filed by Anil Beharry, Raymond Haniff, Angela Haniff, Shabeer Baksh, Hubern Evans, Julian Cambridge, Keith Foster and Romash Munna. These individuals who comprise the Executive Committee of the BCB obtained two (2) orders about a week ago which basically stopped the Guyana Cricket Board from functioning as all of its executives and Administrator were prevented from functioning individually and collectively.
The injunction obtained by the BCB may very well have contributed to the present situation whereby the West Indies vs New Zealand Test Match was moved to Barbados, as the Government of Guyana has claimed that this may be the reason that the WICB moved the game. However, the WICB stated in their press releases that the current impasse relating to the passage through parliament of the controversial Cricket Administration Bill is the only reason the Venue was shifted.