Trinidad and Tobago Team Boycotts Caribbean Cup Final with Jamaica


According to The Gleaner’s Leighton Levy, the Trinidad and Tobago team had planned to boycott the Caribbean Cup Final with Jamaica tonight, which would automatically leave Jamaica as the victor. So far, the news of the boycott and subsequent victory for the Jamaican team has not been confirmed.

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. [. . .]

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