Wed, Dec


Clynt Tay­lor, gen­er­al sec­re­tary of the Cen­tral Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (CFA) is set to face le­gal ac­tion from for­mer na­tion­al de­fend­er An­cil El­cock, Guardian Me­dia Sports was re­li­ably in­formed on Fri­day.

It is un­der­stood, Tay­lor was the au­thor of a let­ter writ­ten to the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion last year, in his ca­pac­i­ty as rep­re­sen­ta­tive of CFA, ask­ing the Bor­ough to re­con­sid­er its de­ci­sion to name a ground sit­u­at­ed on Fred­er­ick Set­tle­ment in Ca­roni, af­ter the for­mer na­tion­al de­fend­er, due to his lifestyle.

El­cock who played for the MLS (USA's Ma­jor League Soc­cer) team Colum­bus Crew be­tween 1997 and 2001 (130 games and 7 goals), and has 69 caps for the na­tion­al team be­tween 1994 and 2004, is claim­ing defama­tion of char­ac­ter by Tay­lor. The first hear­ing has been set for Oc­to­ber 15.

Con­tact­ed on Fri­day Tay­lor said his as­so­ci­a­tion was con­tact­ed by a few of its mem­bers re­quest­ing it does some­thing about the nam­ing of the ground in El­cock's name, since his lifestyle has been un­be­com­ing of a per­son be­ing so ho­n­oured, and who is can be viewed as a role mod­el.

It is un­der­stood the bor­ough has been con­sid­er­ing the re­quest by the CFA. At­tempts to reach El­cock were un­suc­cess­ful. El­cock al­so played for To­ba­go Unit­ed in the Pro­fes­sion­al Foot­ball League from 2003-2008. How­ev­er, he be­came in­fa­mous for frac­tur­ing Mex­i­can su­per­star Cuauhté­moc Blan­co in a World Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion match in 2000 at the Es­ta­dio Azteca in Mex­i­co City.

The T&T de­fend­er was shown a straight red card by the ref­er­ee for ex­ces­sive force, al­though he was al­ready on a yel­low card.

SOURCE: T&T Guardian