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Ramnarine to help TTFA


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PORT OF SPAIN  – Former head of the West Indies Players Association, Dinanath Ramnarine, has been named to spearhead a strategic overhaul of the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

This was announced following a special meeting of the FA Executive Committee on Sunday, which was chaired by president Raymond Tim Kee.

According to a statement from the TTFA, Ramnarine will “assist the TTFA with its governance and management reform and to review and restructure organisational operations”.

“The TTFA is pleased to have someone of Mr Ramnarine’s calibre as part of its reformation effort,” Tim Kee said.

“Dinanath is a hard-working individual who brings to the table a wealth of experience in sports administration and governance.”

Ramnarine is a former West Indies leg-spinner who is best known for his bruising battles with the West Indies Cricket Board, while leading the players union, WIPA.

He quit as president and chief executive two years ago, following ten years at the helm.

The 39-year-old has since been a member of the TTFA independent review commission, and was part of the team that negotiated the controversial settlement of outstanding payments to national players arising from the 2006 World Cup.

“I look forward to working with Mr Tim Kee and the Executive Committee to establish processes and systems that would put Trinidad and Tobago football on its best footing,” said Ramnarine.

The TTFA also announced it had parted ways with commercial agent Darren Millien and would appoint William Wallace to lead government relations and team management functions, in place of general secretary Sheldon Phillips.

However, Phillips remains as general secretary but in a “reconfigured” role, the TTFA said. (CMC)