Skerritt not notified of any Ethics Committee matter

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt says that he has not been notified by the Ethics Committee of any pending matter.

According to news reports, Skerritt has been reported to the Ethics Committee by Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)  secretary, Anand Sanasie, who is set to challenge Skerritt this Sunday for the post of CWI  president.

Anand Sanasie

According to reports, Skerritt met with the Guyana Minister of Sport, over the subject of the GCB elections and Sanasie said that he had lodged a formal complaint with CWI Corporate Secretary Alana Medford-Singh.

According to Sanasie, the full CWI Board was not informed of the meeting and, he argued, the decisions emanating from the meeting could result in an unfair advantage to Skerritt at the upcoming AGM.

Following is the statement of CWI president Skerritt.

STATEMENT FROM CRICKET WEST INDIES PRESIDENT RICKY SKERRITT

I note that Mr. Anand Sanasie has publicly stated that he has ‘reported’ me to the CWI Ethics Committee because of my attendance at a meeting with Honourable Charles Ramson of Guyana. Other than through Mr. Sanasie’s public announcement, I have not been notified that there is any matter before the Ethics Committee.   I also note for the record that, just in the last year, there have been two previous mischievous attempts by Mr. Sanasie’s running mate, Calvin Hope, to accuse me of unethical conduct during my tenure as CWI President. On both occasions the Ethics Committee found that there was no basis to the Calvin Hope complaints. 

 In this latest baseless tactic, Mr. Sanasie is showing a contemptuous disregard for the established system of the election of a President of CWI, just as he has done over many years in Guyana. It is Mr. Sanasie’s own disregard for good governance and his disrespect for the judicial system which seven years ago brought about related Government Legislation, designed to prevent his continued abuse of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB). Even if he has actually complained, such a complaint could not disqualify my nomination for the presidency of CWI. This attempt to involve the Ethics Committee in petty politics further highlights my concern that Sanasie’s only plan for West Indies cricket is to get power over it, by any means whatsoever.