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The world governing body for football,
FIFA, has been asked to intervene on a number
of issues in T&T football administration to
ensure that the promise of development and
stability in the T&T Football Association
(TTFA) are achieved.
A letter to FIFA s acting general secretary,
Markus Kattner, at the association s office in
Zurich, Switzerland was received from members
of the executive committee of the TTFA on
November 13. The letter was critical of the
Association s president Raymond Tim Kee,
and in particular, his firing of the former general
secretary Sheldon Phillips. It also stated that
several matters have made it exceedingly dif-
ficult for the association to make the transition
from adopting the reform constitution to hold-
ing the postponed Annual General Meeting
(AGM) and Election of Officers that would
include the election of a Board of Directors to
guide the TTFA into the future.
Phillips was dismissed by Tim Kee on Octo-
ber 20, for his failure to adhere to directives
regarding the operational activities of the asso-
The letter to FIFA---signed by three vice-
presidents, Krishendath Kuarsingh, Rudolph
Thomas and Lennox Watson and board mem-
bers Roland Forde, Neville Ferguson and Brian
Layne---is contending that the action of Tim
Kee was done without consultation with the
executive committee and noted that Tim Kee s
actions could have serious industrial relations
implications, one of which was the fact that
the president did not have the constitutional
authority to dismiss the general secretary.
At a specially convened meeting of the exec-
utive committee on October 30, called to
address the dismissal of Phillips, the embattled
president accepted that he did not have the
authority to dismiss Phillips and it was agreed
to rescind the termination letter and replace
it with a letter of suspension.
The executive members also stated in their
letter to the FIFA that Tim Kee was mandated
to approach attorney Derek Ali to produce
appropriate letters to the general secretary,
with regards to the decision of the executive
committee. A deadline date of November 9
was given for Tim Kee to adhere to the decisions
of the executive committee.
However, the members are now complaining
that in spite of their agreed position that Tim
Kee has been tardy in implementing the deci-
sions of the committee and said he appeared
to be reluctant to do so.
They have directed FIFA to article 39:2 of
the constitution which states that the "President
is primarily responsible for implementing the
decisions passed by the general meeting and
the Exco/Bopard of Directors."
They have said the the reluctance of the
president to implement the decisions agreed
on impedes the executive committee continuing
to address the critical matter of the president
unauthorised termination of the general sec-
retary. Attempts to reach Tim Kee proved futile.
Former West Indies under-19 vice-captain
Yannick Ottley will captain T&T Red Force
today, when they oppose Jamaican Scorpions
in their third round PCL 4-day clash at the
Queen s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain starting at
Ottley takes over the reigns from regular cap-
tain Rayad Emrit, who has opted to play in the
Bangladesh Premier League. Speaking on his
elevation, the all rounder said: "It is a bit exciting
at the moment and it is an honour to captain
my country. I can t wait for the game against
Jamaica. I just want to do my best and lead
from the front.
"I definitely did not expect to be named cap-
tain at this young age when I started playing
first class cricket. This has been exciting and
part of my development from youth cricket
where I have captained several youth teams."
He continued: "It is a bit of pressure starting
my captaincy at home because the fans want
to see results. We want to entertain as well and
produce the results for our country so it is just
for us to go out there and do well."
Ottley will have as his deputy, experienced
Guyanese import Narsingh Deonarine, who has
played 18 Tests and 128 first class games.
Coming into the team is opener Jeremy
Solozano, fast bowler Marlon Richards and all
rounder Uthman Mohmmed. They will replace
Evin Lewis, Emrit and Shannon Gabriel respec-
The T&T Red Force has made a good start
to this year s campaign with an opening win
against the Leewards Hurricances and a credible
draw against a strong Barbados Pride at Kens-
ington Oval in Barbados. They currently lie third.
The Jamaicans have one win and a loss. Chair-
man of the International Matches Committee
from the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bas-
sarath said all is in place for the opening First
Class match of the season at home and he is
expecting the cricket fans to support the franchise
over the next few days.
ST JOHN'S---Trinidad and Tobago
Red Force pacer Shannon Gabriel will
part with 70 per cent of his match fee
after being found guilty of dissent
during the second round game in the
Regional First Class Championship
against Barbados Pride last weekend.
The 27-year-old shouted an obscen-
ity after an appeal for lbw was turned
down by the umpire during the Pride
first innings. This was considered a
show of dissent at the umpire s deci-
He was initially reported for a Level
1 breach of the Code of Conduct but
this was upgraded to Level 2 because
the player had committed the same
offence within the last year.
Meanwhile, Pride left-arm spinner
Jomel Warrican was also fined but only
ten per cent of his match fee after also
being charged with showing dissent.
After being given out in the first
innings, he remained at the crease and
opened his arms, appearing to question
the umpire s decision.
He accepted the sanction.
Both Gabriel and Warrican leave the
Caribbean on Monday with the West
Indies squad for the Test tour of Aus-
tralia which bowls off next month.
DURBAN---West Indies all-rounder
Dwayne Bravo was only one of two
players in double figures as Dolphins
suffered their second straight loss,
going down to Titans by 66 runs in
the Ram Slam Twenty20 Challenge
Chasing a hardly imposing 137 for
victory at Kingsmead, Dolphins were
bundled out for 70 in the 16th over,
with Bravo top-scoring with 27 from
31 balls batting at number six.
David Miller, with 12, was the only
other batsman in double figures as
seamer Chris Morris (4-9) and new
ball partner Albie Morkel, with two for
14, destroyed the innings.
Dolphins were slumping at 35 for six
in the tenth over when Bravo partnered
with Andile Phehlukwayo (7) in a 25-
run, stand for the seventh wicket to
get their side past the 50-run mark.
The right-handed Bravo struck three
fours before he was eighth out, caught
at the wicket to give Morris his third
Earlier, Bravo had taken one for 31
from his four overs of medium pace as
Titans tallied 136 for nine after being
Opener Quinton de Kock top-scored
with 38 from 31 deliveries while Man-
galiso Mosehle struck 25 from 27 balls.
In his first game for Dolphins on
Sunday, Bravo suffered the indignity
of a first ball duck as the side crashed
to their first defeat following four
straight wins. (CMC)
reports Tim Kee to FIFA
Ottley takes over helm of Red Force
T&T Red Force -- Yannick Ottley (captain), Narsingh
Deonarine (vice-captain), Jeremy Solozano, Kjorn
Ottley, Yannic Cariah, Imran Khan, Steven Katwaroo,
Uthman Mohammed, Daniel St. Clair, Marlon
Richards, Kyle Hope, Kavesh Kantasingh, Bryan
Jamaica Scorpions - Paul Palmer (capt), John
Campbell, Kirk Edwards, Andre McCarthy, Tamar
Lambert, Chadwick Walton, David Bernard, Nikita
Miller, Damion Jacobs, Marquino Mindley, Jason
Dawes, Devon Thomas, Nicholson Gordon.
T&T Red Force
Jamaica Scorpions 21 01 8
Windwards Volcanoes 2002 7
Leewards Hurricanes 2002 4
Members of the St
team celebrate after
winning the East Zone
title against Five
School, at the Larry
Gomes Stadium on
St Augustine won 2-0.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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