anyone seen this by Ferret on TSF
A small article was published on The Daily Mail's website today (see below)
Just three months after Barry Hearn took control of world snooker promising a new dawn, this wholly dysfunctional sport is back on a civil war footing.
The opposition led by Lee Doyle, the son of Hearn's long-time adversary Ian, are already calling for an EGM to sack the WPBSA board because they claim it only consists of Hearn's handpicked selections, Steve Davis, Jason Ferguson and David Douglas.
Source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/articl ... orama.html
I have spoken with Lee Doyle today and he has said that it is not him that is headlining this campaign, it was in fact the players that have come to him.
After a telephone conversation with Jason Ferguson he has confirmed that a requisition has been forwarded to The WPBSA to call a EGM with the agenda of putting all current board members up for vote on their positions by the membership and to elect Lee Doyle, Jim McMahon and Nigel Bond to the board.
Information - a notice has to be sent out to the WPBSA membership within 21 days of receipt of the requisition giving a date for the EGM which has to be set within 28 days of this notice.
The members who have backed up this requisition are;
If the maximum limits are taken into consideration of 21 & 28 days this would put the EGM near to the end of November, around this time there is a AGM already scheduled where Jason Ferguson, Steve Davis and David Douglas will be up for the vote! it seems a little pointless calling a EGM when this could be sorted out at the AGM.
I asked Jason about the financial impact of calling a EGM and the bottom line figure seems to be around the £5,000 mark which is not a huge amount of money for The WPBSA but let us take into consideration that £5,000 would virtually fund The WLBSA for 12 months. I am sure this was a oversight by the parties involved in organising the requisition but can they now retract the acquisition and handle these matters at the AGM, saving The WPBSA some money and the bid being seen to be less aggressive!
This leads us to why?
Some people have raised concerns about the appointment of Jason Ferguson to The WPBSA and the fact that it seem he is just a puppet on Barry Hearn strings, is this the case? I can see how it may look like this but we are not in full possession of the facts to make an accurate judgment, at present I would keep an open mind but make note of what will be in and out of the media in the following weeks.
We have just under 7 weeks before this EGM and there will be alot of articles written for and against each board setup, we could probably write a list of which journalists / newspapers will be supporting who and indeed which players, but it all comes down to the bottom line - What is going to be better for the game?
Take into consideration that The WPBSA's main concerns are the rules and disciplinary, virtually everything else comes under World Snooker Holdings which Barry Hearn is Chairman.
Some interesting points have been put to my attention and I do intend on following them all up over the next few weeks, this is by no means the last you will hear form me on this subject but for me to give you all of the correct facts I need to talk to everybody and probably not just once so keep your eyes peeled, it will be interesting to see what everybody has to say on this subject.
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