Marshall: More heads may have to roll
Former BCA president Tony Marshall says recent events at the BCA are “unacceptable” and may merit some more sackings.
Reacting to news of the pending departure of chief executive officer Jefferson Miller, he complained that for too long the leading sports governing body in Barbados had been plagued with incidents which have left “a bitter taste” in the mouths of its 2 000 strong membership and the wider cricketing fraternity.
“It is clear that management of any entity charged with the responsibility of a national sport, more so one as near and dear to the hearts of Barbadians as cricket, calls for some skills and adherence to best practices,” Marshall told Barbados TODAY, while noting that Miller’s conviction had raised eyebrows.
He added: “Such being the case, it leaves one to enquire whether the BCA afforded itself of the services of a professional human resources agency to head hunt its CEO, especially when one considers the six figure annual income attached to the job.”
Marshall, who currently serves as an independent in the island’s Senate, stressed the need for due diligence saying: “In today’s world, it is foolhardy not to ensure that persons being hired to high profile positions are subjected to rigorous scrutiny and exhaustive due diligence.
“I am not sure that this embarrassing faux pas does not merit heads to roll. It is hoped the BCA learns a lesson from this fiasco,” he added.