ALLEGATIONS of fraud in EP cricket do not surprise me. The current EP Cricket Board will once again deal with claims of fraud and maladministration as it has followed it from 2002.
The claims that Northerns Cricket Club’s Mark Meyer made are based on no real facts and on hearsay, and come from sources that are feeding him wrong information that could embarrass them all. He is being used as a guinea pig by other forces.
The new EP Cricket Board has added no value to us and must be totally removed before members cause damage again – look what they did in 2002.
Meyer has never been to any EP Cricket or club meetings, and was not present in any meetings held during the EP Cricket road shows in 2009.
We were well informed about EP Cricket and how it was run, and how the board envisaged the future of the company. I was very impressed by the presentations done.
This was also well appraised by the members who were present.
I am not even sure who Meyer is as I have been at club delegate meetings for the past number of years. It will be very interesting to see what claims were made.
It is quite clear that the intention is to destabilise EP Cricket so that the chief executive, who I also believe is past his sell by date, and other staff members can be removed, and to bring in their own people. There is talk of bringing in the convicted fraudster as chief executive.
Since the new board has taken over our cricket has gone from bad to worse with no clear vision in place. They will be taking us into the dark ages once again.
Look at the performance of both the provincial and the Warriors team. This was the worse season ever from them both.
At least in the time of Donovan May, the past president, we saw winning teams, full stadia, and highly motivated staff members and players.
It does not surprise me that it did not take to long for the board to show its true colours once again. Look at the shame the members brought EP Cricket in 2002.
Still with no president or leader in charge and with the acting president of EP Cricket not knowing what he is doing this organisation will once again be on its knees soon. They must focus on promoting and developing cricket in our area, and not have their personal agendas being fulfilled.
Why is board member Fezekile Tshiwula still being flown in from Cape Town, where he lives? It is costing the company unnecessary money.
The clubs are still not being looked after. This is a disgrace to our cricket and the community that supports cricket.
We need true and honest leadership back again with May in control.
Disgruntled(name supplied), Port Elizabeth