Super10 to make statement soonThe Super 10 Basketball Committee which met in an emergency session on Monday said it will make a release on the National Basketball Federation decision to grant the Caribbean Basketball Association a professional league licence on Wednesday.
The Executive members of the National Basketball Federation granted Brian Manning, the son of Prime Minister Patrick Manning a Professional Basketball League license which he did not apply for.
This is surprising since the Trinidad and Tobago Basketball Association had applied for a similar license in 2003 but it is yet to get approval.
Also, the executive members which makes up the Board of Directors which comprise the Chairmen or vice chairmen ofÂ the four operational Zones - North, South, East and Tobago were never informed about the decision to grant approval and scrap the National Championship.
The granting of the license was revealed by accident at the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday at the Maloney Sports Complex.
The National Championship comes on the heels of the conclusion of the Zonal competitions between October & November.The Executive members - Earl John (President), vice presidents Lloyd Bernard, Josef Baptiste, Richard Mungo and June Rogers and secretaryÂ Nekeisha Alfred - decided to approve the Pro League to for September - November.
In fact, the President Mr. Earl John, who read all the outgoing and in-coming letters during the meeting because of the late arrival of the secretary - never read the April 23 letter that gave Mr. Manning approval.
Also, the President also skipped one of the item/pages of the April 14 Minutes which had directed the Vice President of Organisation and Development Mr. Lloyd Bernard to report his committee findings concerning the operations of a professional league in Trinidad and Tobago.