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Trinidad and Tobago to boycott C'bean Cup final with Jamaica tonight

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Leighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica could be crowned Caribbean Cup champions for 2014 without kicking a ball as Trinidad and Tobago’s players have decided to boycott tonight’s final over unpaid salaries and arrears.

According to reports coming out of Trinidad, the players are owed an estimated TT$10 million.

Trinidad went undefeated during group play and topped their group during the Caribbean Cup that began last week.

They were to face Jamaica in the final tonight at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

However, according to the Trinidad Guardian, Trinidadian captain Kenwyn Jones on Monday night, said the team has had enough of promises.

"It always affects the situation and it has been going on for a very long time," Jones was quoted as saying.

"We are fed up with the football association making promises and telling a lot of untruths. It could well be the end of a dynasty before it could get there."

Coach Stephen Hart was reportedly on the verge of leaving the island for his home in Canada, frustrated over not being paid thousands of dollars owed to him.

According to the Guardian report, TTFA General Secretary confirmed that the team was owed the money.

He said the T&T Cabinet has approved the sum needed to clear the debt and take the team through to the Gold Cup next year.

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