Dave Cameron, the previous president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has threatened authorized motion towards the board except they hand over a duplicate of an audit essential of his interval in workplace.
The audit, requested by Cameron’s successor and carried out by PKF, suggests a scarcity of monetary management posed a menace to “the board’s long-term sustainability” and left “an enormous gap” within the board’s funds. Cameron, who was president of CWI (beforehand WICB) from March 2013 till March 2019, is singled out for criticism a number of occasions in the report.
Cameron insists he first turned conscious of the report when contacted for remark by ESPNcricinfo in April. He’s now demanding that he’s supplied with a duplicate of it from CWI inside 48 hours so that he can “reply totally” to the “allegations made by PKF.”
A letter from Cameron’s legal professionals, Thomas, John & Co, to Johnny Grave, the chief govt officer of CWI, states: “Our shopper maintains that that he has severe considerations concerning the credibility of this report, which concerned the Chairman of the Audit and Threat Committee chosen and/ or appointed by the President or Board.
“Within the circumstances, and having regard to the essential ideas of equity and the suitable of our shopper to guard his repute, our shopper calls for, with out prejudice to any rights he might now have, a full copy of this report inside 48 hours, and the suitable to reply totally to the entire questions, feedback or allegations made by PKF, and statements made by Mr Holding and the President inside 21 days.
“Ought to CWI whether or not by means of the Board or administration or in any other case search within the meantime to publish the report, or refuse to fulfill our shopper’s calls for for a duplicate of the report and time to reply, our shopper can have no various however to hunt the suitable orders and treatments from the Excessive Court docket.”
Whereas little or no of all the report has to this point been revealed, extracts are starting to look in publications throughout the area. Notably, the previous West Indies quick bowler, Michael Holding alluded to a few sections not revealed by ESPNcricinfo in numerous interviews – although he has not talked about Cameron by identify – whereas Ricky Skerritt, the present CWI president, acknowledged in a media assertion that the report “uncovered some illustrations of questionable govt requirements and practices.” Consequently, each males have incurred the wrath of Cameron.
“The President’s assertion and particularly using the phrase “uncovered” carries the imputation that PKF uncovered beforehand hidden and unknown materials, which justified or warranted the making of great questions, feedback or allegations directed at or towards our shopper because the President of CWI,” Cameron’s legal professionals proceed.
“There isn’t a query that Mr Holding believed that the contents of 1 a part of this PKF report raised the true prospect that the offence of money-laundering both occurred, or might have occurred, and/ or uncovered CWI to the danger of involvement in money-laundering. In any respect materials occasions our shopper was the President of CWI. These allegations have now gone viral all through the area and elsewhere.
“As indicated above, our shopper has not seen the report, nor has he been given any alternative to reply to it, both by PKF or CWI. The truth is, at no time did PKF search to determine any truth or remark from him. Nonetheless, the report or components thereof had been made recognized to ESPNCricinfo and Mr Holding.”
On the time of writing, with the 48-hour deadline having handed, it’s understood the report has not been handed on to Cameron.