High Court Dismisses Injunction
The High Court on Wednesday discharged an Interim Injunction obtained by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) against the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB). That injunction was granted by the Honourable Justice Sandra Kurtzious (in Chambers) on April 14.
The BCB had obtained an interim injunction preventing the defendants Drubahadur, Fizul Bacchus, Alfred Mentore, Anand Sanasie, Virendra Chintamanie, Anand Kalladeen, Rajesh Singh, Rajendra Singh, Colin Europe, Andy Ramnarine, Lalta Digamber, Ramdeo Kumar, Rayon Griffith, Nazimul Drepaul and Savitri Persaud “by themselves, their servants and/or agents and each and every one of them from holding out themselves as officers or representatives of the GCB or in any manner whatsoever acting on behalf of, or for, or as the GCB or performing any functions in relation thereto.”
The order also states: “A declaration that the purported meeting held by the defendants on January 27, 2013 at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion purporting to be the Annual General Meeting of the GCB is null, void and of no legal [effect], inasmuch as the said meeting and elections were held in breach of the constitution of the GCB.”
More so, the order issued indicated that, “A declaration that the purported meeting and election of the office holders held by the defendants on January 27, 2013, at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion purporting to be the Annual General Meeting of the GCB is null, void and of no legal[effect].”
That injunction was granted to plaintiffs Keith Foster, Anil Beharry, Hubern Evans, Julian Cambridge, Angela Haniff, Romash Munna and Shabeer Baksh of the Berbice Cricket Board.
The matter was put before the court after many cricket officials had deemed the January 27 elections of the GCB unconstitutional and fraught with controversy.
The elections were held with only Essequibo’s nine delegates participating. The BCB did not participate, while the Demerara Cricket Board was restrained from operating.
According to the GCB constitution, officials had mulled that no less than two boards can conduct the elections and 14 of the 27 delegates were needed to convene a meeting and elections.