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WINDWARDS CRICKET ON GOOD $$ FOOTING

Windward Island Cricket administrators and affiliates received the good news that both the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control and Windwards Cricket Inc. trading as Windwards Volcanoes – were on sound financial footing.

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Word of this was relayed by the Board’s Treasurer, Vincentian Dougal James, who reported same during a virtual Annual General Meeting of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control on Saturday.

James confirmed that the two Windward entities were in the best financial state for at least the last five (5) years, with savings in both accounts and no Accounts Payables.

The meeting, which was constitutionally due in May 2020, but which had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is said to have lasted all but five hours.

And in addition to receiving the Financial Statements for the entities as referenced, the Board adopted a proposed revised constitution as prepared by former Windwards Cricket Director – Saint Lucian Patrick Felix, and former West Indies Cricketer/Chairman of Selectors – Vincentian cricket legend Michael Findlay. 

THE VINCENTIAN understands that among the changes proposed in the revised constitution is a change of name from the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control to Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB); and a term limit of four consecutive two-year terms for the President. 

The Meeting is said to have also agreed to prepare a WICB Strategic Plan for 2021-2012.

WICB’s President Dr. Kishore Shallow indicated that it was a productive meeting. 

“We had a fruitful meeting with some significant strides … none more important than the adoption of a revised constitution,” said Dr. Shallow. 

He expressed “sincerest gratitude to Patrick Felix and Michael Findlay for conducting a prudent exercise to revise the constitution”, and commended his colleagues for being “forward-thinking with their positive reception to the proposed changes.”

CEO (Acting) and Director Dwain Gill said he was pleased with the progress of WICB. “We have progressed well over the last year or so, with an established management structure and prudent financial management practices. Accountability and excellence have been identified as priorities with our operations, even as we navigate through these COVID times.”’

Source: The Vincentian Online

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