Friday, March 1, 2024

Still no word on BCA’s Miller


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Mum’s still the word on the status of the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) embattled CEO, Jefferson Miller.

The BCA’s attorney at law, Pat Cheltenham confirmed yesterday that a meeting was held between himself, Miller and his lawyer Junior Alsopp, as recommended by the BCA executive board, after a contentious meeting on Monday night.

Another meeting is now on the cards.

“We did meet yesterday, but I can’t speak on the details of what was discussed between the two parties. What I can tell you is that I will be speaking with Mr Alsopp again on some procedural points, and then a statement will be made public,” the Queen’s Counsel told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

Cheltenham said that as promised, an official response to the entire saga from the BCA would be forwarded to the press in at some stage this week.

When contacted yesterday for a comment on if Miller had been officially handed his walking papers, president of the BCA, former West Indies pacer Joel Garner, again opted not to comment.

The CEO’s Kia Sportage sports utility vehicle which came with the job, and which had been missing from the BCA’s Kensington Oval headquarters on Monday and Tuesday, was returned to the facility yesterday.

Another section of the press claimed yesterday that Miller had in fact been relieved of his duties, but no such confirmation has come from the BCA.

Details emerged last week about Miller’s conviction in a Miami, Florida courtroom this June for grand larceny in a case which dated back to 2009. He was placed on a 12-year probation after being found guilty.

Miller, a 55-year-old Barbadian who lived in the United States for 37 years, had been appointed as the CEO last month, in a job that earned him $10 000 monthly, and a variety of perks to run the country’s largest sporting organisation.

Calls yesterday to Miller’s mobile phone went straight to voicemail.

The matter was forwarded to Cheltenham by the BCA for legal review on Tuesday, after a recommendation on Miller’s status had been reached by the BCA’s 14-member board on Monday night during a heated board meeting at Kensington Oval.


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