Speight resigns from BCB
Neil Speight has resigned as chief executive of the Bermuda Cricket Board, while vice-president Nyon Steede handed in his resignation yesterday.
Four board officials have now resigned in the past six months, with treasurer Gershon Gibbons stepping down in May, followed by Clay Smith two weeks ago who opted not to seek a new contract as Bermuda coach after his contract expired three months ago.
Lloyd Smith, who was voted in as president last November when Lloyd Fray choose not to seek re-election, received Speight’s resignation last Friday, before receiving another e-mail yesterday from Steede, who served as vice-president under Fray.
“Nyon Steede handed in his resignation today,” Smith told The Royal Gazette last night. “I have been in a course all day and haven’t had a chance to speak to him or even respond to his e-mail. It’s a setback for the board that two good people have chosen to move on.
“Neil has the knowledge while Nyon has been a member of the executive for many years.
“Neil has found another job and will be leaving, though we don’t have a date as yet.
“He handed in his resignation last Friday. I’m surprised at both and haven’t been able to talk to either because Neil is in Singapore representing the ICC Americas.”
Smith confirmed that Speight will not return in time for the BCB Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for the CedarBridge Cafetorium at 7pm tomorrow.
Speight first became involved with the BCB in 1995 as one of the six club representatives. Prior to that he was instrumental in getting National Sports Club back into the league and captained the team.
Speight was treasurer of the board in 1997, when the entire executive under president Ed Bailey resigned. Speight, who was not present at the meeting, did not resign and was the only executive who was still present when El James was voted in as the new president a week later.
Speight also served as treasurer under Reggie Pearman before later becoming chief executive in 2005.
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