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Work on the new T&T Football Association
Constitution will begin this week when repre-
sentatives of the Independent Football Reform
Commission (IFRC), Fifa and Concacaf meet with
president of the T&T Football Association (TTFA)
Raymond Tim Kee and local officials.
A press conference will be held tomorrow to
announce major announcements concerning T&T
football. Concacaf representatives Reudi Broenni-
mann, Primo Corvaro, and Marco Leal will join
Tim Kee and selected local representatives to serve
on the Constitutional Reform Panel to begin work
on the new TTFA Constitution that will be presented
to the TTFA Executive Committee, members and
stakeholders for national review and ratification.
The ratification process and several other areas of
concern cited by Fifa will also result in the delay
in TTFA elections until after June 15, 2015. However,
regional zone elections will take place as originally
"When I came into office two years ago, I vowed
to make meaningful change to this FA, first by
taking the necessary steps to improve our on the
field product and second, by initiating efforts to
develop a new structure and governance model for
T&T football," Tim Kee stated.
The origins of the reform effort were born soon
after Tim Kee s election as FA President when he
met with Fifa officials, including Fifa President
Sepp Blatter, to discuss the way forward for T&T
The idea of the Reform Commission was later
introduced to and accepted by Fifa representatives
during the 2013 Concacaf Congress in Panama,
site of the page two presentation of the now infa-
mous Simmons Report that detailed the events and
activities surrounding the World Cup bribery scandal
that took place in Trinidad in 2011. After convincing
Fifa that T&T possessed enough knowledge and
talent to achieve substantive reform, the TTFA
president began assembling individuals, such as
Shaka Hislop, T&T Olympic Committee president
Brian Lewis, and Senator Elton Prescott S.C., to
join what would be known as the IFRC.
"I would like to thank members of the IFRC for
their tireless effort in producing a document that
can be a template for other sporting NGBs and, of
course, thank you to Fifa and Concacaf, particularly
Fifa secretary Jerome Valcke and Concacaf president
and Fifa VP, Jeff Webb, for their supporting role
in our efforts to make football a better governed
entity that will now have a real chance at operating
and serving all of its members and stakeholders
directly." added Tim Kee.
Fifa arrives for TTFA Constitution talks
Concacaf president and Fifa VP,
DUBAI---Just as he did in the recent one-day
series against India, stroke-maker Marlon
Samuels has again provided the only bright spark
for West Indies in the latest International Cricket
Council s rankings released Monday.
The elegant right-hander has jumped 20 places
to 41st in the One-Day International batting rank-
ings, to be the biggest mover overall while his
West Indies counterparts experienced movement
in the other direction.
Samuels smashed 254 runs in the controver-
sy-riddled series which was abandoned by West
Indies players after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala,
over a pay and contracts dispute with their union,
the West Indies Players Association.
He hit centuries in two of the three matches
---126 in the first ODI in Kochi and an equally
superb 112 in the fourth ODI in Dharamsala.
Disappointingly, there is no West Indies batsman
in the top 20, with left-hander Darren Bravo the
highest-ranked player at 37th.
Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard has slipped five spots
to 52nd after managing just 48 runs from his three
innings on tour, including two single digit scores.
Captain Dwayne Bravo also slid five places to
be 62nd alongside former skipper Darren Sammy
who lost three spots.
Bravo scored 27 runs from his three innings.
There was some good news in the bowling for
West Indies as fast bowler Jerome Taylor returned
to the rankings at 143rd, after picking up five
wickets in the series.
Seamer Andre Russell also jumped seven places
South Africa s AB de Villiers tops the batting
rankings while Pakistan s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal
leads the bowling rankings. (CMC)
T&T Football Association president
Raymond Tim Kee
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