Manders voted in as BCB vice-president

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Lloyd Smith, the Bermuda Cricket Board president, believes the future of the national sport is in good hands with his newly elected committee.

All but two of the vacant executive positions up for grabs at the rescheduled annual meeting at Warwick Workmen’s Club last night were filled.

Former Bermuda coach Arnold Manders was voted in as first vice-president, Andrew Griffith as treasurer and Irving Romaine, Peter Philpott and Dennis Williams as the three club representatives.

The secretary and assistant secretary/treasurer positions have yet to be filled.

“I think that we have a very strong executive that has come on-board,” Lloyd Smith, the BCB president, said. “Obviously we have a lot of new faces but we have guys that have been around the Board before as well as people that suit the needs of the Board.

“We have specialised people that we need so I think Bermuda cricket is looking good going forward with what’s coming up and where we are looking to progress to. I think we have a good collection of people on the Board now.

“I am very optimistic about the future and hopefully we can hit the ground running because right now it’s coming up to cricket season and everything starts now getting things ready. Plus we have international competitions coming up real soon with Bermuda playing in the Challenge League in July in Uganda and we are still waiting as of the end of this month exactly what our T20 obligations are for this year.”

The positions of former first vice-president Mishael Paynter, treasurer Moses Mufandaedza, assistant secretary/treasurer Lorenzo Tucker and club representatives Clay Smith, Michael Stovel and Kellie Smith became vacant after they all resigned in the wake of a special meeting at the same venue a week earlier amid a fallout with president Smith.

Secretary Cheryl-Ann Mapp resigned on the afternoon of the ill-fated original AGM on December 12 that lasted only five minutes so that a special meeting could be called to find resolution over a dispute that ultimately led to an executive exodus.

Smith was charged with inappropriate use of the corporate credit card at last week’s special meeting.

However, the clubs at that meeting voted 6-4 with two abstentions against a motion to censure the president.

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Published Jan 24, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 24, 2020 at 9:43 am)

Manders voted in as BCB vice-president

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