GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A leading official of the deposed Guyana Cricket Board has written to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) urging them to remove legend Clive Lloyd from its board of directors.
Anand Senasie, the secretary of the GCB, which has been replaced by a Government-appointed interim management committee to run the game in the country, has confirmed that he has written WICB president Julian Hunte asking for Lloyd's position on the regional governing body to be rescinded.
Lloyd is a non-executive director of the WICB and has been appointed by the Donald Ramoutar administration to head the IMC, which was appointed last month to take over control of the game.
Senasie felt that Lloyd's appointment to the IMC was a direct conflict of interest and urged Hunte to act.
"We are cognisant of the ICC's and the WICB's stance on political interference in cricket and urge that immediate steps be taken to ensure that Mr Lloyd's appointment as a WICB non-member director is immediately rescinded for bringing the WICB and the sport in general, into disrepute," wrote Senasie in a letter appearing in the local daily, Kaieteur News.
"Further, we humbly suggest that this position be transmitted to the ICC, where Lloyd sits as the chairman of the Cricket Committee as it clearly constitutes a direct conflict of interest that has serious ramifications on the status of the WICB."
Senasie claimed that Lloyd had been causing disruption and had over-stepped his bounds since his appointment.
"While the executive of the GCB are aware, through their representatives on the WICB, that your Board is currently addressing this issue in totality and does not recognise the Government-appointed IMC, it is imperative that we reiterate our position on Mr Clive Lloyd," wrote Senasie.
"Mr Lloyd, since his appointment to the IMC, has been meeting with and creating unnecessary discord among our players and staff of the GCB. In fact, he has been operating as if the GCB does not exist and his committee has replaced same. This situation is totally unacceptable and has been creating an atmosphere of tension and uneasiness."
The Government appointed the IMC following a ruling from Chief Justice Ian Chang after the legitimacy of the GCB executive committee was challenged in court after it held elections last year.