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Timeline of conflict

Saturday, October 25

At the TTCB AGM, TTCB nominated member and manager of the senior national team Manohar Ramsaran moved a motion to condem the West Indies players’ withdrawal of the India Tour to which the only objector is TTCB club representative and former WIPA CEO and president Dinanath Ramnarine.
Ramnarine insists the TTCB was part of the decision to allow a WICB task force, also deems it “ inappropriate , unfair, highly prejudicial and premature” for the TTCB to make that judgement before task force is set up and findings revealed.

Friday, October 31

Ramdin prevented from training with national team.
Ramdin and Dwayne Bravo, WICB president Dave Cameron, their legal representatives, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell, WICB vice-president Emmanuel Nanthan, WICB director and TTCB executive member Baldath Mahabir meet in a five-hour session to try and resolve the impasse between the players and the Board. One of the agreements of the HYATT Accord is “Players who aborted tour will not be discriminated against or victimised.”

Monday, November 3 (afternoon)

Ramdin invited to and attended meeting that included TTCB president Azim Bassarath, also a WICB director,

Monday, November 3 (evening)

Ramdin left the meeting with the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) claiming victimisation and convinced that he was axed as captain of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team. Ramdin told the Daily Express he was asked about the India tour, a question he didn’t answer on advice from the players’ representative QC Ralph Thorne.
“I am axed as captain and they announced Rayad Emrit will be captain going forward for Trinidad and Tobago,” Ramdin told the Trinidad Express.

Monday, November 3 (evening)

TTCB third vice president Patrick Rampersad told the Daily Express that the executive cannot make the call to remove Ramdin as captain without the selectors making a recommendation to do so and insisted no such recommendation has come from the current TTCB selection panel chaired by Alec Burns.

Tuesday, November 4

The TTCB issues release stating that “the unavailability of Denesh Ramdin for selection for nearly all of the 2014-2015 regional cricket season was the deciding factor in the decision to appoint a new national team captain.”

Wednesday, November 5

Rampersad told ESPN Cricinfo that about a month ago the national selection panel recommended Emrit as a captain for the T&T team. “That was accepted by the executive.”
Bassarath told ESPN Cricinfo, “Denesh was not going to be available to play for T&T for the 2014-15 season. Hence the selectors made a recommendation (to think about appointing another captain).” He advised on TV6 that the decision will be made on Saturday, November 8 and that Ramdin is still the captain of the national team.
In response, Ramdin said Bassarath and the TTCB are attempting to cover their tracks and insisted that the TTCB sacked him as captain Monday.

Taken from the Trinidad Express

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