Clubs appeal TTCB ruling
August 29, 2012 · 0 CommentsSeenath’s Auto Bamboo Sports and W Connection Wanderers have both launched appeals against the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) disciplinary committee to award Alescon Comets 24 points for their two-day Premier Division match against Wanderers which was abandoned due to rain earlier in the season.
The protest that won Comets 24 points was based on Wanderers’ tardiness in covering the pitch when rain fell and their lack of a groundsman for the duration of the match, which was played at Wanderers’ home ground, Gilbert Park in California, in May.
The game was abandoned, as were most of the matches in round nine that weekend.
Comets had finished the season second from last and would have been demoted to the TTCB Championship Division, but the ruling pushed them up to eighth place on the 12-team standings.
The ruling also meant that Bamboo Sports, who were previously in ninth place, dropped into the relegation zone and will be demoted to the Championship Division, along with CLICO Preysal and SIS Central Sports.
Yesterday, secretary of the National League Committee Anil Kamal confirmed that both Bamboo and Wanderers have appealed against the disciplinary committee’s ruling and the TTCB tribunal will hear the case and make a decision soon.
Bamboo Sports secretary Andy Rambaran also confirmed his club’s appeal but insisted that they have not received a response from the TTCB on the matter. He said Bamboo Sports were awaiting the decision of the tribunal before they can determine their next step.
Rambaran said their appeal was based on the rules of the competition, which state that if full points are awarded to one team in a defaulted game, then ten points would have to be deducted from the other team.
If ten points are deducted from Wanderers, they will be demoted instead of Bamboo Sports.
Source: Roger Seepersad, Trinidad Express
By USPORTT Desk