THE EDITOR, Sir:
After listening to Orville Higgins' radio show for the past few days, I am, more than ever, convinced that termites are indeed in his head.
On the issue of lights at Sabina Park, he suggests that it is no big deal that Jamaica could not fulfil our promise and meet the criteria, and should not face any penalty because the Tallawahs are the most talented team in the region. His suggestion of simply moving the Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) to another territory is flawed.
If this happens, that particular venue will host far more games than other venues. For example, if JT were based in T&T in the second edition, Queen's Park Oval would have six home games. What if the Tallawahs and the Red Steel are playing at Queen's Park Oval, whose home game would that be?
Why should the whole format be changed for one non-compliant venue? Many other territories, which could not meet the CPL criteria, would not have bid for one of six spots, so does it mean now that Dominica, St Kitts and Martinique all could bid for a spot and move their teams to other venues because, as per Mr Higgins, it does not matter where a game is played?
Why should JT be given unfair advantage when all other venues complied to the rules? I don't care if you are a champion team. We must learn to meet our obligations. Install the lights at Sabina.