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CWI AGM postponed

CWI AGM postponed
BCA president Conde Riley raised objections to the voting process. (FILE)

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cricket West Indies (CWI), which was due to start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, was adjourned due to a lack of quorum.

Representatives from the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) and the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) were not available at the start and could not be reached.

“The meeting therefore could not proceed to business as the CWI Articles of Association stipulate that nine representatives of the Full Members need to be present in person to constitute a quorum. All eight representatives duly authorised to represent the Jamaica Cricket Association, Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB), Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and the Windward Islands Cricket Board were present,” said a media release from CWI.

“Despite having previously authorised their representatives to attend, when the roll was called there were no representatives present from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) nor the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).

“The Articles of Association provide that if there is no quorum within thirty minutes from the time appointed for the meeting, it shall stand adjourned to the next business day or to such other time and place as the Board of Directors may determine, and at the adjourned meeting no other business may be transacted.”

When attempts to reach the representatives from the BCA and GCB were unsuccessful, the meeting was eventually adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

During a subsequent Emergency Board Meeting at noon, it was decided that the AGM would resume at 10 a.m. on April 11.

A story in today’s Sunday Sun quoted from a letter sent to CWI by BCA president Conde Riley expressing concern about ballot secrecy in the election since it was being done via Zoom.

In response, corporate secretary/general consul, Alana Medford-Singh said confidentiality could not be guaranteed.

“With reference to the election for president and vice president, the vote will be decided in the first instance by a show of hands, with the auditors verifying and tabulating the hands shown on the various video screens.

“Should a full member entitled to vote at the meeting demand a poll, the auditors will poll the persons present, by recording the votes of each full member, as expressed by their duly appointed representatives, in open forum,” Medford-Singh wrote in response

The team of Anand Sanasie of Guyana and Barbadian Calvin Hope are challenging president Rickey Skerritt and vice president Dr Kishore Shallow for the respective top posts. (PR/SAT)