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SVGCA served with petition

SVGCA served with petition

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The executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association (SVGCA) has another battle on its hand, as it been served with a petition signed by several affiliates.{{more}}

This was confirmed last Saturday by the Secretary of the SVGCA Samuel Holder.

Holder told SEARCHLIGHT that the petition was dropped off at his workplace, the Kingstown Preparatory School, on May 9, by Marvin Harry, a member of the Smashers team.

SEARCHLIGHT understands that the petition received support from two of the top premier division outfits, some present national players, as well as one life member of the association. It therefore has attained the number of signatures required to ensure that the resolutions and areas of concern are addressed at a forum called for that purpose.

Holder further advised that because of the nature of the issues, he was not at liberty to divulge the details.

Reports are that the affiliates have expressed concern over several matters of the operations of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association, including the grassroots programme, and are calling called for fresh elections.

Holder pointed out that in his capacity, he has to inform the general membership of when such a forum will be held, utilising all forms of communication to the affiliates.

The current executive, led by Julian Jack, has been under fire since its installation in January 2013, with many of the issues ventilated in the local media.

Jack, who is serving his fifth successive term, having been re-elected unopposed for the last three terms, has been the centre of much of the criticism, with calls in some quarters for him to step down.

Apart from Jack and Holder, the rest of the executive is Elson Crick – first vice-president; Denis Byam – second vice-president; Rawle Caine – treasurer, Kishore Shallow – assistant secretary and committee members Cecil Charles, Kenroy Martin, Deighton Butler and Calvin Glasgow.(RT)

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