Local cricket affiliates unhappy with WICBC’s operations
AFFILIATES OF THE St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc. are not happy with the operations of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC).
Their sentiments of disgust were expressed at the association’s recent Annual General Meeting held at the President’s Suite at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, when affiliates learnt that the WICBC had not convened a meeting for almost two years.
Page 25 of the SVGCA Inc’s executive report says: “The Windward Islands Board of directors failed to meet for the calendar year 2018… This was due [to] the very packed travel schedule of the president, Emmanuel Nanthan”.
Miles Bascombe, the first vice- president of the SVGCA Inc., who is a director of the WICBC admitted that the board last met some time in 2017.
“This is totally unacceptable”, noted one affiliate, in a tone of disgust.
Many saw the untenable situation as one of poor leadership on the part of Nanthan, stating that there are many modes of modern technology which could be utilized to facilitate a meeing of the board.
“If he (Nanthan) does not have the time give it up,” stated another affiliate.
Some affiliates therefore called on the executive of the SVGCA Inc. to let Nanthan know how they felt.
Nathan, a Dominican, took over as president of the WICBC in 2007 from Vincentian Lennox John.
Nanthan, who has been the vice-president of the Cricket West Indies, formerly the West Indies Cricket Board, since 2013, in September of this year, resigned as president of the Dominica Cricket Association (DCA).
In his resignation letter, Nanthan cited “heavy work commitments” as his main reason for stepping away from the DCA’s presidency.
Nanthan is currently employed with the government of Dominica, spearheading the country’s Citizen by Investment Unit.
Reports are that his post requires extensive travel.
“The WICBC is due to have elections in 2019, however no date has been set for the 2019 meeting of the Board of Directors”, the SVGCA Inc. report stated.