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 INARTICLE XI OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTANDIN THE MATTER OF A JOINT LETTER OF REFERRAL DATED MARCH 29, 2011BETWEEN THE WIPA AND WICB CONCERNING LENDL SIMMONS.BETWEENLENDL SIMMONSClaimantANDTHE 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 the Respondent, West Indies Cricket Board (“WICB or “theRespondent”). The said letter was signed 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 theparties at the first hearing/preliminary meeting next mentioned. Mr. Lendl Simmons
is referred to as “Lendl Simmons”; “Mr. Simmons”, or “the Claimant” herein.
[1.1] On May 3, 2011 following a directions hearing at which the parties were representedby Counsel, I issued a number of directions regarding pleadings and other matters.