Dave Cameron, the previous president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has threatened felony motion towards the board until they quit a duplicate of an audit vital of his duration in place of work.
The audit, asked by means of Cameron’s successor and performed by means of PKF, suggests a loss of monetary keep an eye on posed a danger to “the board’s long-term sustainability” and left “an enormous hollow” within the board’s funds. Cameron, who was once president of CWI (prior to now WICB) from March 2013 till March 2019, is singled out for complaint a number of instances within the record.
Cameron insists he first changed into acutely aware of the record when contacted for remark by means of ESPNcricinfo in April. He is now not easy that he’s supplied with a duplicate of it from CWI inside of 48 hours so that he can “reply absolutely” to the “allegations made by means of PKF.”
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A letter from Cameron’s legal professionals, Thomas, John & Co, to Johnny Grave, the executive government officer of CWI, states: “Our shopper maintains that that he has severe considerations concerning the credibility of this record, which concerned the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee decided on and/ or appointed by means of the President or Board.
“In the instances, and having regard to the fundamental rules of equity and the precise of our shopper to give protection to his recognition, our shopper calls for, with out prejudice to any rights he might now have, a complete replica of this record inside of 48 hours, and the precise to reply absolutely to the entire questions, feedback or allegations made by means of PKF, and statements made by means of Mr Holding and the President inside of 21 days.
“Should CWI whether or not by means of the Board or control or differently search within the interim to put up the record, or refuse to satisfy our shopper’s calls for for a duplicate of the record and time to reply, our shopper will haven’t any selection however to hunt the correct orders and treatments from the High Court.”
While little or no of all the record has up to now been revealed, extracts are starting to seem in publications around the area. Notably, the previous West Indies speedy bowler, Michael Holding alluded to a few sections no longer revealed by means of ESPNcricinfo in more than a few interviews – although he has no longer discussed Cameron by means of identify – whilst Ricky Skerritt, the present CWI president, stated in a media observation that the record “exposed some illustrations of questionable government requirements and practices.” As a outcome, each males have incurred the wrath of Cameron.
“The President’s observation and particularly using the phrase “exposed” carries the imputation that PKF exposed prior to now hidden and unknown subject matter, 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 any query that Mr Holding believed that the contents of 1 a part of this PKF record raised the actual prospect that the offence of money-laundering both came about, or could have came about, and/ or uncovered CWI to the chance of involvement in money-laundering. At all subject matter instances our shopper was once the President of CWI. These allegations have now long past viral all the way through the area and in different places.
“As indicated above, our shopper has no longer observed the record, nor has he been given any alternative to reply to it, both by means of PKF or CWI. In reality, at no time did PKF search to determine any reality or remark from him. However, the record or portions thereof had been made identified to ESPNCricinfo and Mr Holding.”
At the time of writing, with the 48-hour closing date having handed, it’s understood the record has no longer been handed directly to Cameron.