‘Mr Bassarath, clear yourself first’ ..Allegations?

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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1/12/19 9:49:56 AM 
‘Mr Bassarath, clear yourself first’ Allegations
Ex-National League rep Lawrence advises cricket boss…

FORMER national cricketer and National League representative Andre Lawrence believes the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) elections, scheduled for Wednesday, should be postponed. Lawrence said TTCB president Azim Bassarath should clear his name properly, after he was implicated in a Sport Company forensic audit.

According to a CNC3 report on Tuesday night, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) audit suggested former Sport Company of TT (SporTT) director Imran Jan attempted to approve funding for the TTCB beyond his limit. It was alleged that in return Jan was offered a job as assistant coach for the Red Force in October 2017. He accepted the position and was on the TT technical staff for a few matches. On Thursday, Jan said it was his credentials and not any promise that got him the job.

The audit report also said Jan leaked confidential SporTT documents to Bassarath which revealed the amount of money the TTCB would receive from SporTT. Jan was fired from SporTT in November 2017 after a two-year tenure.

The PWC audit comes just six months after a National Gas Company audit on the TTCB showed 24 per cent of NGC's sponsorship was not spent according to stipulation. That audit showed that between 2014 and 2016, $2,983,000 was spent without approval and not in accordance with the memorandum of understanding (MOU). NGC president Mark Loquan confirmed the authenticity of the audit.


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link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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1/12/19 9:51:13 AM 
Bassarath seeks 4th term as TTCB president

PRESIDENT of the TT Cricket Board Azim Bassarath said he will run for the presidency of the board again, despite allegations of mismanagement of funds within the board over the past six months.

According to a CNC3 report on Tuesday night, a PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) audit suggested there was collusion between former Sport Company of TT (SporTT) director Imran Jan and Bassarath.

The audit alleged Jan attempted to approve funding for the TTCB beyond his limit, with the promise of a coaching role with the national team.

It also said Jan leaked confidential SporTT documents to TTCB president Bassarath which revealed the amount of money the local board would receive from SporTT.

Bassarath has questioned the timing of the PWC audit, just eight days before its elections are held. He also lashed out at the media for reporting on the audit.


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