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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.

Jefroy Morrishaw.

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.

New York Representative to the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), Kris Prasad reportedly called the meeting.

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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If Morrishaw is correct in asserting he is the only one authorised to call meetings, then, unfortunately, the bye-laws of the organization are woefully inadequate.
Is this the first shot across the bough in another round of asinine efforts to gain control of cricket here?
I guess we will have to wait and see.
Posted by Ray on Oct. 24th, 2009

Mr. Marishaw is absolute correct. It is unconstitutional for Mr Prasaud, who is appointed by the region, to call a regional meeting. I can\'t believe that all of the \'big brains\' in that region could sit idly by and allow Mr. Prasaud to make a fool of himself. Anyone calling a meeting, outside of the chairman, should be the league presidents, and it would have to be a meeting called specifically for that purpose, and only after the chairman had been duly notified, allowing him an opportunity to present evidence on why he should not be removed. It is called \'due process\'. Isn\'t there an attorney in that group? I thought there was.
Posted by Glen Richmand on Oct. 19th, 2009

"We have seen numerous sporting organistion in various state of disarray throughout our period of involvement as sports administrators. We have never seen a sporting body that combines such great potential and such poor administration as USACA.From our observations much of this blame lies with the current office bearers of USACA including yourself (Gladstone Dainty). We question whether this current administration of US cricket can play any constructive role in taking US cricket forward! --MALCOLM SPEED -Former CEO-ICC
Statement he made in 2005.
J.M as director for some time has done absolutely nothing for NY / US cricket.Has not raised a cent for any project -it\'s about time!
Posted by Backfoot on Oct. 19th, 2009

thats not true..THE MANAGEMENT AND COACH DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN NEW YORK WINNING THEIR GAMES IN WASHINGTON..DO ANY OF YOU REALLY THINK DODSON AND SO CALLED COACH FRASER CAN MANAGE MR MASSIAH.. Steve has all the knoweledge to win ..i saw what was goin on..listen gentlemen take those out who dont deserve to be there..we need some real people to run this cricket..LETS STOP ALL RACIAL THINGS AND SELECT FAIRLY..ONE MORE THING..OUR YOUTHS ARE OUR FUTURE..LETS FORGET ABOUT THE BIG NAMES AND GET REAL..MR MASSIAH I HONESTLY FEEL U ARE A GREAT CAPTAIN HOWEVER U HAVE TO GIVE MORE THOUGHTS ON OUR YOUTHS AND FORGET ABOUT THE BIG NAMES..REMEMBER WE HAVE TO BLEND THEM NOW SO WE CAN HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE..SELECTORS PLZ THINK POSITIVE..WINNING IS NOT ALL..WE HAVE TO THINK AHEAD..GOOD LUCK NY.
Posted by John on Oct. 19th, 2009

Mr. Editor nothing has changed in USA's cricket and nothing will ever change. Here we go again with an other episode of mismanagement, greed and a couple of other words i dare not mention. Why do this leave when there folks who don\'t want him around or what has he done to get ousted? Maybe we get some reasons or answer from someone.
Posted by Berbice XI on Oct. 19th, 2009

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