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NY Chairman Rebuffs No-confidence Move
By Orin Davidson
Oct. 19th, 2009 | Comments
A period of unnecessary confusion is looming over New York cricket over governance issues that can disrupt its team’s participation in the upcoming United States National Region Finals.
A reported no- confidence motion moved against the Chairman of New York cricket Jefroy Morrishaw is the crux of the problem that could trigger a damaging divide in the Region’s cricket.
Morrishaw, though is having none of it, claiming the meeting that moved the no-confidence motion was illegal and is maintaining his status as chairman. If not, he will seek legal action to prevent his removal from office, likely to initiate another sordid period of administrative wrangling that has under- developed United States cricket in recent years.
From all appearances
the meeting to remove Morrishaw was held late last week, which according
to a source was attended by most of the New York Region board of
directors. A vote was held and a two thirds majority was achieved
to zap Morrishaw, who maintains that the meeting was unconstitutional,
deeming it null and void. According to Morrishaw only the chairman
can call meetings, and he did not do so, according to the constitution
the Region abides by.
Former USACA treasurer and longstanding New York cricket official Selwyn Caesar was appointed as interim chairman, during the caucus.
Caesar confirmed the appointment, stating his acceptance, but Morrishaw is maintaining his status as Chairman, and is threatening legal action within a few days.
Morrishaw said he has asked USACA to intervene, and is waiting on a response. He pointed out that the New York team to contest the National Finals was submitted, two days before an October 14 deadline, for the series slated for mid November, and hinted that any attempt to tamper with the selection of players or officials could be cause for him to start legal action. But Caesar said the proper team was selected over the weekend, with a different management panel. He said the playing squad would be released later on Monday.
USACA vice president Manaf Mohamed who overseas operations, said he has not received any team list, and is awaiting the submission, confirming that the deadline has passed.
Efforts to contact USACA president Gladstone Dainty for a reaction to the explosive development were unsuccessful.
New York qualified for the National Finals by winning the Eastern Conference title, due to a splendid comeback performance in their final match, based partly to brilliant tactical work by the management team, in Washington in July.
The finals are
set for Florida.
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