BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board has branded the CARICOM Governance Review Panel’s main recommendation for it to be dissolved as an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”, and has flat out rejected the controversial proposal. In a strongly-worded reply to the CARICOM Governance Review Panel’s report in which it also defended its stewardship, the board dismissed the recommendation as “impractical” and said the panel would have been better served focusing on “the need for growing private-public partnerships at the local and regional levels in the interest of West Indies cricket development going forward.” The panel was commissioned by CARICOM’S Prime Ministerial Committee on Cricket and chaired by UWI Cave Hill Campus principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau. It also comprised Sir Dennis Byron, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice; West Indies cricket legend Deryck Murray; Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank; and Dwain Gill, president of the Grenada Cricket Association. The major recommendation of the report called for the “immediate dissolution” of the WICB and the appointment of an interim board “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework” However, the WICB criticised the panel’s investigations as “limited in scope” and said this had “triggered findings and recommendations … which are not supported by the facts.” “The presidents of the Territorial Boards expressed concern that neither they, nor members of their respective Boards were interviewed or consulted by the Panel,” the WICB report said. “Additionally, none of the independent directors were interviewed by the Panel. This failure to consult with a representative variety of local cricket administrators and operators meant, or had the consequence of denying the Panel a full opportunity of ascertaining the key facts. “This has caused or triggered findings and recommendations by the panel which are not supported by the facts.” The Board also contended that its dissolution was also not legally viable and such an action also carried with it major financial ramifications. “The dissolution of the Board is simply not a viable legal or practical option and carries a major financial risk which the panel either ignored or was unaware of,” the WICB stressed.
MLS LA Galaxy acquire USMNT goalkeeper Bingham from Earthquakes Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 05:38 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Hefti MLS LA Galaxy SJ Earthquakes Transfers Sigi Schmid has seemingly found his man between the posts after overhauling the club’s goalkeeper corps this offseason The LA Galaxy have acquired the rights to U.S. national team goalkeeper David Bingham from the San Jose Earthquakes, the MLS clubs announced Monday.San Jose received $100,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 in targeted allocation money in the deal, and could yield an additional $50,000 in GAM based on his 2018 performances.Bingham is out of contract and will need to sign a new MLS deal before officially joining the Galaxy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Watch MLS live and On-Demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The 28-year-old made 96 appearances over seven seasons with the Earthquakes, setting a club record with 12 shutouts in 2015 before earning MLS All-Star honors in 2016. A Northern California native, Bingham has made three appearances for the U.S. national team since debuting in 2016.”We want to thank David for everything he’s given to the Quakes,” Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in a news release. “He’s been an important part of the team for the last seven seasons and we wish him well in LA.”Bingham had earned a U.S. call-up as recently as March but was benched by San Jose in August, with Andrew Tarbell starting the club’s final 12 MLS matches of 2017.Sigi Schmid’s Galaxy have no goalkeepers on their roster after sending Brian Rowe to the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jon Kempin to the Columbus Crew, with Clement Diop taken by the Montreal Impact in the waiver draft.