Players To Be Fined In Shell Cup Finals

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Jamaica Gleaner


PLAYERS receiving yellow or red cards in the 1990 Shell Caribbean Cup football finals from July 22 to 29 will also be fined.

Jack Warner, Chairman of the Shell Cup organising committee and President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), says the fines have been instituted in the interest of fair-play.

Warner, also an executive member of the International Football Federation (FIFA), said FIFA instructed that monetary fines be instituted in the Shell-sponsored CFU annual tournament to encourage fair-play.

For the qualifying rounds, players receiving two yellow cards, apart from the one match suspension, would be fined US50 dollars (one TT dollar : US 23.5 cents) and players dismissed by the red card will be fined US100 dollars as well as face an automatic one match suspension.

For the grand final, a player who receives two yellow cards will be fined US100 dollars while a player who is shown the red card will be fined US150 dollars.

Warner also disclosed that referees will be instructed to issue a red card to any player deliberately debarring an opponent from scoring a goal.

However, the new offside regulations accepted recently by FIFA's Congress during the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy, will not be put into force until next season.

Six teams: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique,
in Group "B", and Jamaica, Grenada and hosts Trinidad and Tobago, in Group "A", are contesting the week-long finals.


July 22 - Trinidad and Tobago vs Grenada at 7 p.m.
Barbados vs Martinique at 5 p.m.
July 24 - Martinique vs St. Vincent at 6 p.m.
Grenada vs Jamaica at 8 p.m.
July 26 - Barbados vs St. Vincent at 6 p.m.
Trinidad vs Jamaica at 8 p.m.
July 28 - Play-off for third place 7.30 PM at the Arima Municipal Stadium.
July 29 - Final at 6.30 p.m.