Jamaica Observer / Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Operations Manager O’neil Cruickshank says investigations are ongoing into the matter involving the disappearance of passports, money and other valuables belonging to members of the Trinidad and Tobago team participating in the Regional Under-15 tournament in Jamaica. The items were believed to have been lost or stolen last Thursday, probably during the second-round cricket match between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago at Kensington Park in east Kingston. Jamaica won by 29 runs under the Duckworth and Lewis method.
The Jamaica Observer understands that the items — said to have been located in a pouch that the team manager had responsibility for — were discovered missing from the team dressing room on or close to the lunch break.
“The JCA investigation is to get from the [Trinidad] liaison officer [Ricardo McGeashy] and other appointed people what happened,” Cruickshank told the Jamaica Observer , while stating that an official report was filed with the police.
Two members of the police force were also said to have been at the venue on the day.
“The JCA views the matter as very unfortunate and a sort of stain on the competition. The JCA is willing to cooperate to the fullest extent. We are doing our best to help and support the T&T team and the T&T cricket board to ensure that the remainder of their time here is incident-free as much as possible,” the JCA cricket operations manager continued.
Cruickshank said he was not able to confirm the quantity or value of the missing items but reports are that 16 passports, approximately US$4,000, electronic devices — including mobile phones, and bank cards were inside the bag.
Up to press time yesterday the Observer was not able to make contact with the management of the Trinidad and Tobago team, which was locked in battle with Guyana in a third-round encounter in Ewarton, St Catherine.
It is understood that with the help of the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission/Embassy, plans have been made to acquire travel documents for the contingent by Tuesday to facilitate return to Trinidad on Thursday, as originally scheduled.
JCA launches investigation into loss of T&T valuables
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