Sports – 21st Nov 2012
The Guyana Football Federation continues to come under a barrage of criticism over the performance of two of its senior officials. An email released to the media by Captain of the Golden Jags, UK-based, Chris Nurse, has now been followed by one from Vurlon Mills.
The thrust of the mail was that two named officials are somehow responsible for what the Captain says is the stagnation of the Jags. He is calling for the resignation of the two officials Vice Presidents Noel Adonis and George Rutherford.
Nurse plays professionally for the Puerto Rico Islanders and said, that the actions of the officials have put in jeopardy the jobs of some of the players as well as their contracts with professional and other leagues. The stinging attack on two Administrators of considerable experience and qualifications gives the GFF the opportunity to reassess its structure and to get to the heart of what appears to be simmering issues of contention.
Acting President, Frankie Wilson, was also not spared as he was accused of being manipulated by the two officials. The GFF, meanwhile is said to be studying the email and says it will be releasing a statement shortly.
Only recently several players refused to travel to Grenada for a Caribbean Gold Cup series, in what appeared to be dissatisfaction over the stipends paid to the players by the GFF.
The West Indies will look to put a forgettable first day behind them when the second test resumes later this evening. The hosts are on 360 for 8 after a dazzling 100 not out by 20-year-old, Abdul Hassan, a number 10 batsman making his début. No bowler was spared and only Fidel Edwards with 5 wickets had something to smile about on a pitch that was flat and offered no help to the bowlers. Edwards replaces the injured Ravi Rampaul.