On the sidelines - PLCA won’t interfere with establishment of new RSPL regulatory body
Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) Vice Chairman Carvel Stewart says that while there isn't a set timeline for outstanding issues to be addressed by the association, it will not interfere with the establishment of the new body that will be responsible for the future operations of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).
The new organisation, which was proposed to be named Premier League Jamaica, will be solely in charge of the daily running of the league while the current PLCA would be dissolved as soon as the new organisation is launched. The decision for the new company was agreed on by the clubs, according to Stewart.
Monetary loose ends
He says that there are still administrative and monetary loose ends that the PLCA will have to take care of before that happens and while a deadline has not been set, Stewart says that they are doing what they can to accelerate proceedings.
"There are some efforts to tie up, certainly, the financial side as quickly as possible. But then there will be some other aspects and so on," he said. "There is no finite time limit but as soon as possible is the target in terms of the various issues."
Stewart said that the main focus is ensuring that they settle any remaining matters before giving control to the new body. He says that the exercise will not impede the operations of the new body.
"There are some other structural matters that would fall into place, in my opinion, a little later on," he said. "But the primary effort now would be to resolve some outstanding financial matters that I think can be done in fairly short order.
"But it requires some discussions and agreements and things like that. It would in no way impact or negatively influence the new company."
When asked about how the cancellation will affect the summer transfer window, Stewart said he had not officially been made aware of the final decision from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) regarding the earlier request made to extend the transfer window. FIFA said in April that they would be "flexible" in allowing summer transfer windows dates to be adjusted because of COVID-19.
When contacted, JFF general secretary Dalton Wint said that the transfer window extension is being considered, but a final decision would depend on a confirmed start to the 2020-21 season.