I have learned that the 'Questions and Answers' segment with you was 'constructed' from a letter to you, and a letter you sent in reply. The content of your original letter has come to my attention.
As presented, with moving things around, the meaning has changed, and is doing a disservice to you and to your letter. The way it is on the site right now is a classic "misquote".
Please accept my unequivical apologies for this indiscretion, and lack of editorial control on behalf of canadacricket.com
with no editing to match question with answer
recent weeks, there has been much said about the CCA and your role as
President. To be brutally honest, you have been much maligned not only
in our pages but also on the forum linked from our site. To this day,
I have not heard of one article in the media that has come out in support
of or to defend the CCA, or yourself. I would like extend an opportunity
for you or one of your supporters to write a report of the recent CCA
activities and how you are planning to escape the financial and public
relations difficulties that face the CCA.
A: A quick and interim response. You are one of the few objective responses we have seen.
Our mandate is to foster and promote the growth and development of Canadian cricket. I beleive in that vision and will NOT dignify the nonsense we have by responding. There are too many other important matters to deal with at the moment.
Any objective person can see the strides that have been made. They could be better with positive support at all levels of course.
I am not personally important to the CCA. I never fantasized to be CCA President. Several offers were made to me before I was forced to accept the position. If the Board of Directors so choose they can replace when they decide it is time to do so.
I shall always work for the promotion of Canadian cricket right across this country. It is precisely because I have refused to allow only the "privileged" to be the only benefactors, that I have been severley chastised.
I believe in cricket devlopment across all of Canada with at least one turf facility in every major cricketing centre across this nation.
By 2005, if we
work as a team, we can achieve One Day International Status.
The negativism and subjective nonsensical comments that have been made will not help Canadain cricket. it helps only to hurt our International appeal and a hard fought and won reputation for progress.
At the moment,
Canada is the top team in the Americas at all levels. We are the top Americas
team in a very tough World Cup Qualifying Series of 8 countries in an
ICC Group A next year. The bottom team gets demoted. Are the comments
and self promotional manouevres of a few "hotshots" going to
help Canada? Let us see what they will achieve when they get the chance
Talk is cheap.
Action speaks louder than words.
CCA is governed
by a Board of Directors. They elect an Executive and they can terminate
or sanction any of us. I shall abide by their policies and guidelines
(whatever the cost.)
Have a great day and we all wish, I am sure , for the best for Canada's cricket to be uppermost above all.