Raj Singh Mum On DCB Hijacking

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Guyana Times
ECCB Executive

Raj Singh’s recent lengthy letter in the Kaieteur News and the Guyana Times is yet another attempt to conceal the hijacking of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) by two of its four constituent members.

These two members are the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) headed by Rohan Sarjoo and the West Demerara Cricket Association (WDCA) headed by Lalta Digamber. They have imposed an illegal committee, which is not even known to the public on the administration of cricket in Demerara.

Raj Singh has been asked quite simply what process was used to elect the committee of the DCB of which he claims to be the president and who were the individuals that attended the meeting of the DCB on January 25, 2013. Also, what are the names of the persons who are now holding themselves out as executive members of the DCB. Raj Singh should advise the public why he disregarded the injunction issued on January 25, 2013 by Madame Justice Diana Insanally and proceeded to hold elections of the DCB even without a quorum.

Instead of responding to these critical questions, Raj Singh focuses his expansive missive about our president’s character. Perhaps this is his way of deflecting the real issue of his involvement in the illegal DCB elections.

For the record, Bissoondyal Singh and Roger Harper are the presidents of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) and the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), respectively.

These two constituent members of the DCB have the cricket structures in place that have produced cricketers for the Demerara and national teams. These are the two associations which Raj Singh is attempting to ostracise from the administration of Demerara cricket.

We demand the following: 1. That the minutes of the so-called meeting/election be released, 2. That the video recordings which he claims are usually done be made available, 3. That the names of the delegates who voted are made public, 4. That the names of the persons who were elected to office be published.

The DCB is a national institution and while the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) continues to allow the Guyana Cricket Board to function, we as a constituent member of the DCB demand the names of the DCB executives.

Yours faithfully,

Executives of the ECCB