HGPTV SPORTSCAST 8TH JANUARY 2019

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Allegations of sexual harassment were made against Stanley Lancaster and Roy McArthur of the Guyana Football Federation, a board of inquire was set up, and Samuel has the story on the results, from the inquiry.

Stanley Lancaster the head Referee of the GFF was dismissed, while Roy McArthur the Referee assessor, was tentatively suspended after, an all-female panel was set up to probe complaints of sexual harassment against female referees. The Referee assessor is the guardian of standards and to provide a quality service towards referee promotion, development, and retention. Development in this story was announced at the federation’s Headquarters on Monday afternoon, Ford had this to say.

The work of the Board of inquire started in March 2018, it consist of an academically colorful panel, DR. Karen Pilgrim, Vice president of the Guyana Olympic Association, Human resources consultant; Karan De Souza of red Thread, Karen Joseph Human Resources Consultant, Joy Nichola Marcus-Reid of red Thread, and Dr. Melissa Ifill of the university of Guyana. This Board of inquiry was also tasked with putting together a policy that will help prevent and righteously deal with sexual harassment. It is unclear what took the GFF so long to probe allegations since Ford said it has been affecting the federation for years but he made it clear that this cannot be the order of the day Inserts This comes in the wake of sexual harassment allegations being made and cases filed in courts all around the world against men in position of power, the fight continues for a safe working environment for all and sundry .

LBI Community center is set to be Guyana’s new training Facility for Cricket enthusiast in the coming months according to the Secretary of the Guyana cricket Board.

Standup The Facility which now be prep for construction will soon house the young and present cricketers in the aid towards the development of Guyana cricket in an interview last Thursday Secretary of the Guyana cricket Board Anand Sanasie said that the board which sot the ground some five years ago now have the green light as she some light on how project has come long so far. Insert He added that the second phase would see the installations of lights which they hope to have in place by June of this year. Also when inquired about how do cricket board plan on harnessing the knowledge and support from players who were called up to play in the IPL from Guyana since they would have gotten great exposure without state of art Facility he said.

The Biggest Party in Sport the Hero CPL hits 200 million viewers for 2018 tournament.

First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has continued its fantastic growth during the 2018 season with combined broadcast and digital viewership of over 200 million for the first time in the tournament’s history. This represents the sixth successive season that the tournament has seen year-on-year growth in viewership numbers. The largest audience share was in India where combined viewership on Star and Hotstar was at over 70 million. The next largest market was the Caribbean where there was a total viewership figure was just over 50 million for the tournament that took place between 8 August and 16 September 2018. There was a huge growth of viewing figures for the tournament in the United Kingdom and the USA. In the UK there was a more than 200% increase in viewing numbers with the tournament broadcast on Sky Sports for the first time. In the USA viewing figures increased by more than 20% to reach almost 2 million. There was also a further increase in the digital viewership for the tournament, with 44% of the total audience coming through various digital channels, which is a testament to the innovative nature of the Hero CPL’s online offerings and creative use of social media. Combining broadcast and digital viewership over 200 million fans watched the 2018 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket.

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