Cricketers Suing for Unpaid Tournament Money Owed
West Indians Tino Best and Devon Smith are among 16 players, who have started legal proceedings against the organizers of the Cricket All Star T20 match in Toronto in May claiming they have yet to be paid.
Ontario-based Kat Rose Custom Designs Inc (Kat Rose), which organised the Cricket Canada-approved event, has been served notices at the Toronto Small Claims Court regarding unpaid match fees and expenses totaling approximately $113,000.
Tim May, the chief executive officer of Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) said that, they are incredibly disappointed and distressed by the lack of professionalism of the Kat Rose organization.
He added that the players fulfilled their contractual obligations and is now each left out-of-pocket to the tune of several thousand dollars of their own money.
Kat Rose, which contracted individually with all of the players, claimed the absence of some of the cricketers from Pakistan, because of last minute visa issues, meant the event was financially unsuccessful.