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World Cup Warriors to sue Warner

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2013 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Members of Trinidad and Tobago's 2006 World Cup squad are planning to sue National Security Minister Jack Warner over his role as former special adviser and controller of the federation's finances.

The 13 Soca Warriors have retained a Queen's Counsel in England, who is studying their current legal case against the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation.

The players have already started legal proceedings aimed at liquidating the federation over its refusal to pay millions owed to them from proceeds associated with the 2006 World Cup campaign.

"We have engaged a QC (Queen's Counsel) here in England who is studying every part of the case, and if I was the national security minister I would be concerned," Kelvin Jack, a 2006 Soca Warriors goalkeeper, told the Express.

"The QC and his assistants are looking at the role Jack (Warner) played. We have seen some transactions that directly involve Jack Warner, and it is something we are investigating. We are just making sure that everything is airtight."