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MORE THAN HALF of the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) ordinary members are unable to vote at today’s presidential election between incumbent Joel Garner and Conde Riley because they have not paid their dues.

DAILY NATION investigations revealed that 600 of the local governing body’s estimated 1 100 regular members failed to pay their annual $200 subscription by the end of the financial year on March 31.

According to the BCA’s financial statements, revenue from subscriptions and entrance fees for 2015 stood at $76 888 – amounting to around 384 members honouring their yearly commitment – and represented a significant decline from 2009 when the income was $318 808 (see accompanying chart).

When contacted yesterday, interim BCA chief executive officer David Deane said he was not in a position to disclose exactly how many members were not in good financial standing, but added that some had come forward to pay their subscriptions prior to the Test match between West Indies and England at Kensington Oval in May.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.