REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGOIN THE MATTER OF AN ARBITRATION UNDER THE ARBITRATION ACT CHAP 5:01ANDIN THE MATTER OF AN ARBITRATION BETWEEN THE WEST INDIES PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
(“WIPA”) AND THE WEST INDIES CRICKET BOARD (“WICB”) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE XI OF THE CBAANDIN THE MATTER OF A JOINT LETTER OF REFERRAL DATED MARCH 29, 2011 BETWEEN THEWIPA AND WICB CONCERNING RAMNARESH SARWANBETWEENRAMNARESH SARWANComplainant/ClaimantANDTHE WEST INDIES CRICKET BOARDRespondentFINAL AWARD
[1.0] I, SEENATH JAIRAM, S.C., LL.M was appointed arbitrator by a joint letter dated March 29,
2011 from the Claimant‟s representative, West Indies Players‟ Association (“WIPA”) and theRespondent, West Indies Cricket Board (“WICB or “the Respondent”). The said
letter wassigned by Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the WICB and by Mr.
Dinanath Ramnarine on behalf of WIPA. Thereafter, with the parties‟ consent I issued draft
directions for consideration by the parties at the first hearing/preliminary meeting nextmentioned.
Mr. Ramnaresh Sarwan is referred to as “Ramnaresh Sarwan”, “Mr. Sarwan”,“the Complainant”, “the Claimant”, “the player” or “the cricketer” herein. In this award where
emphasis is placed, it is mine and I have done so to show that I have paid special attentionto the particular words.