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Jack aiming for changes

Jack aiming for changes

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Newly elected President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association, Julian Jack has identified urgent strategic planning as the immediate task of his executive.

Jack said that part of this includes fund-raising.{{more}}

Critical to this, Jack said was “the forging alliances with the corporate community.”

He made this disclosure, soon after his elevation to the position, last Saturday at the Players’ Pavilion of the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

His other priority and that of his executive, is a serious “developmental programme geared at cricketers between the ages of 17 and 25.”

Jack, a former St. Vincent and the Grenadines opening batsman, observed that this country loses several players during that juncture, at a greater rate than that of the other three other territories in the Windwards.

Seen as the natural successor to long-standing President, Lennox John, Jack, who held the post of First Vice President from 1999, disposed of two opponents, in a no contest.

John, held the presidency for over two decades, but indicated prior to Saturday that he was not seeking re-election.

He reiterated his position during his opening remarks at the Annual General Meeting.

Jack gained 39 votes. His closest rival, former Windward’s Board Secretary, Carl Glasgow mustered 15 votes.

The new president brings over 20 years of experience on the local executive, having served as Committee Member, and Treasurer, prior to his recent appointment.

He also has managed the Senior Windwards team in regional competitions in ‘96 and ‘97, and held the post of Chairman of selectors of the Windwards since ‘96.

The other, who sought the role of President, was head of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Women’s Cricket Association, Cinda Bobb. She was aiming to create history, by becoming the first female president, but had three persons endorse her.

In another case of mobility, Elson Crick, who was the out–going Second Vice President went one up, as he was elected First Vice President.

Crick did not have much of a fight, as he staved off Bobb and Peter Campbell.

Bobb’s perseverance was rewarded when she was elected Second Vice President.

She got the nod over Campbell and Jules Anthony.

Secretary Samuel Holder was returned unopposed, as was Assistant Secretary Thaddeus Seymour.

Daniel Mc Millan took the post of Treasurer. A first timer on the executive, Mc Millan’s post did not go to the ballots, as he was elected without any challenge.

Four Committee Members completed the executive.

Roger Davis and George Byron were given an opportunity to continue their tenure, joined by Roxell John and Calvin Glasgow.

The executive having been tested in the Carib Cup encounter last weekend will shift their attention to the staging of the local cricket competitions. The Premier Division begins February 26. The First Division, which will be played in two groups, is slated to start the next weekend.

The First Division will be given greater regard by the new executive, as the 2004 version had 21 matches not played and several matches won by default.

The executive is hoping that these competitions will end by July.

Other assignments are hosting the Windwards Under-19 tournament in March and the One-Day International, West Indies versus Pakistan May 18.

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