|Government remains firm on money conditions|
|Written by ritika|
|Monday, 24 January 2011|
Government remains firm in its decision that a new Fiji Rugby Union management be elected if it is to provide $3 million for the World Cup campaign.
This follows a directive by the International Rugby Board that there be no changes within the current FRU management and board under the current circumstances.
Disagreements over the leadership of FRU came to a head early this year with the failed rugby union lottery and the subsequent resignation of Chairman Viliame Gavoka and CEO Keni Dakuidreketi.
However in a twist of events, acting board chairman Rafaele Kasibulu revealed over the weekend that they have had to decline Dakuidreketi’s resignation and have also rescinded the decision to have a Special AGM at the end of the month.
According to Kasibulu this is in line with a letter from the IRB warning of serious repercussions if changes were made to the FRU management or if the constitution of the FRU was breached.
Sports Minister Filipe Bole however told FBC News they will at no point release the $3m grant to the current board and management as they do not have any confidence in them.
“We have already stated the condition for the $3 million and it has to be dealt by the new board and it remain like that”
Acting FRU Board Chairman Rafaele Kasibulu’s phone was switched off yesterday and he has since been unavailable for comment.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 24 January 2011 )|
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