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The Tourism Development Company (TDC)
wishes to advise the general public that the
Manzanilla Beach Facility will be reopened to
the public from Friday 7th August 2015
between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The
washrooms in the facility will remain open
during these hours and bathing restrictions will
be issued by the lifeguards on duty.
Please be advised that the TDC reserves the
right to close the facility as required to
facilitate further upgrades to the site.
Conditional Reopening of the
Central FC is at it again as they
present the opening of their Commu-
nity Youth Football Camp.
This camp, which is proudly spon-
sored by Super Industrial Services (SIS),
seeks not only to develop young talent
but also aims at enriching better com-
munity life nationwide. Apart from the
necessary football skills, Central F.C.
uses football to educate young people
on various subjects such as fitness,
health, nutrition, respect, discipline,
team building and selflessness.
The camp is the first of many
planned for 2015, by the management
and staff of the club and seek to rein-
force good manners, education and
positive family values in youngsters.
Some of the personalities involved
in this venture are former national play-
er, George Romano, former national
coach ZoranVranes, former national
captain Anthony Rougier and all the
current staff and players of Central FC.
The sharks will hit the Carapichaima
area by storm as the grand opening
will be held on August 15, 2015 at the
Jerry Junction Ground, Waterloo Road,
Carapichaima. This two week camp
will run every Tuesday and Thursday
from 4 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays from
Registration for this camp is Free
and begins on August 10, 2015 between
Junction Ground in Waterloo.
Persons, who are between the ages
of 5 years to 17 years, and have the
Drive, Passion and overall love for foot-
ball are asked to come and be part of
this spectacular event.
For more information you can con-
tact Travita Marajh (679-5060) at the
Central United F.C office.
Youths learning the trade at the camp.
'Sharkwave' hit Carapichaima
With the directors in the Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC) not man
enough to stand up to the raging bull,
which is the Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI), I am forced
to rename the cricket association as
the Board of Control for International
The BCCI has too much clout in
international cricket and rather than
be a strong partner with the best inter-
ests of the sport at hand, they are look-
ing to take every advantage of the poor-
er cricketing nations---in an effort to
become a world cricketing super power.
There has been a number of inci-
dents involving the BCCI which points
to dominance and even at time total
dictatorship. The West Indies Cricket
Board (WICB) is currently trying to
negotiate a series with the Indians
before the September 30, cut off date
for Champions Trophy qualification
and one source tells me that the Indi-
ans, who suspended all bi-lateral rela-
tions with the WICB over the aborted
tour in October last year, is keen to
look at a series of three ODIs but only
if the banned Kieron Pollard, Dwayne
Bravo and Sunil Narine are included
in the team to play. They have taken
it further now and actually telling peo-
ple who to pick on their team.
Pollard and Bravo has been sidelined
since the aborted tour of India and has
not gotten a look in when it comes to
ODIs since. Narine on the otherhand
was working on a remodeled bowling
action. Narine was actually chosen by
the WICB selectors for the tour to
Zimbabwe, which is not coming off
I see the BCCI has also suspended
all bi-lateral arrangements with neigh-
bours Pakistan. They are citing political
reasons which makes no sense because
the ICC has stated that politics should
play no part in cricket. The Pakistanis
are not asking the Indians to come to
Pakistan as they are rightly fearful of
terrorists attack. They are telling the
BCCI that they want to honour their
tour under the Future Tours Pro-
gramme (FTP) and is willing to play
in the United Arab Emirates.
However, the BCCI would have
none of that, so now there is a
situation where they are not hav-
ing bi-lateral relations with two
full members. This must hurt
cricket and they need to under-
The ICC should get involved in
this matter and get the Indians to
work out their differences with
the WICB and the PCB off the
field of play and let cricket go on.
The ICC has a ranking system and
how on earth will this truly reflect
which are the best teams, if some
countries don t play others who
are full members?
I have looked on and have
noticed the Indians using their
heavy hammer on many occasions
when it comes to dealing with
cricket matters. They have said
that they are not using the DRS
system and there is no one at the
ICC who can tell them differently.
I recall the CEO of the ICC,
Dave Richardson saying at the
ICC s last board meeting in Bar-
bados, that it would be nice if the
Indians can embrace the DRS but
that is all, no one is brave enough
to tell them that they have to use
the system, as the other countries
Then there is the case of the
Indian Premier League (IPL), when
the BCCI would depend on players
from outside India to add flavour
and quality to their T20 tourna-
ment but will not allow their play-
ers to play in any T20 tournament
in other countries. Their biasness
and boldness is so obscene it
makes one want to throw-up.
It is time that the other full
members join together and have
a voice because trust me it is only
going to get worst with the BCCI.
They want to control world cricket
and they are getting it on a platter
because everyone else is afraid to
talk. Imagine they refused to tour
South Africa because Haroon Lor-
gat was made CEO of Cricket
South Africa (CSA). They want to
meddle in everyone s business all
in an effort to control.
One might ask why the other
members are so reluctant to tell
the BCCI where to get off and it
all boils down to money. The BCCI
contributes a major share of the
wealth that the ICC enjoys and
this is why they are allowed to do
as they please.
Let me say this here, if they
continue they will destroy cricket.
They will cause problems that will
be irreparable. They made a bid
with their two accomplices in
England Cricket Board (ECB) and
Cricket Australia (CA) to take over
the leadership of the ICC, thank
God this did not happen.
However, although it was not
made official, the three still runs
world cricket unofficially and at
present they are not doing any-
thing to grow the sport, all they
are doing is using their power to
please themselves. No wonder so
many officials have gotten into
problems with the law because
they are a law unto themselves.
BCCI---Board of Control for International Cricket
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