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Mediator called in


ANDI THORNHILL

Mediator called in

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ANTIGUA’S LABOUR COMMISSIONER has been asked to mediate the matter between sacked West Indies selectors Courtney Browne and Eldine Baptiste and their former employers.

Browne and Baptiste are claiming damages from Cricket West Indies (CWI)  for unfair dismissal after being axed when the new Ricky Skerritt administration took office in March. Baptiste and Browne, the former chairman of selectors, were served termination letters on April 10.

However, their attorneys Thomas, John & Co. sent correspondence to CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave stating that their clients were unfairly dismissed and were demanding compensation for loss of earnings, future earnings and gratuity.

However, CWI hasn’t responded favourably and subsequently, the attorneys have sent correspondence to Antigua’s labour commissioner to mediate in the matter.

CWI matters of this nature fall under the labour code of Antigua and Barbuda.

In a letter obtained by NATION SPORT, the legal representatives for Browne and Baptiste stated: “The said termination letters of April 10, 2019, make reference to a Task Force established to review the selection system at all levels and that this . . . committee will be chaired by vice president Dr Kishone Shallow and is expected to present recommendations to the board at its next meeting in June 2019. 

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