Four local FIFA referees banned
July 9, 2004
Four local FIFA referees banned

Four local FIFA approved Referees will have to wait for one year before they can officiate in football matches under the auspicies of FIFA, CONCACAF and CFU.
The four include Timothy Hazelwood, Roger Gurley, Andrew Bramble and Clemroy Francois.{{more}}
Their ban came following their performance in a World Cup CONCACAF Qualifier first round second -leg match in St. Lucia, June 20, in which Panama beat the host 4-0.
According to a release from CONCACAF’s Secretary, Chuck Blazer, the Vincentian quartet’s ‘performance level dropped far below their standard required for such event’’.
The release also referred to the Vincentians’, “poor personal presentation at the technical meeting.”
The ban means that St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not be represented by referees at the regional or international level for that period, as the four form the cadre of accredited officials. In accordance with FIFA’s decisions, all match officials are drawn from one country.
When the four came under scrutiny, Gurley was the Referee, with Bramble and Francois as his assistants, and Hazelwood, the fourth official.
Gurley and Hazelwood are the only two approved referees.
Gurley has officiated at the finals of Copa de Caribe Cup. Last month’s match was Francois’ first international since his name had reappeared on FIFA’S list. His name was removed from the 2002-2003 list.
He has been the most recognised local official, having done Gold Cup Finals, and Olympic Qualifiers.