Durham and Douglas fill vacancies
Bermuda Cricket Board’s executive committee is again firing on all cylinders after the two remaining vacant executive positions were filled at a special meeting at Warwick Workman’s Club last week.
Former players Jaymo Durham and Steven Douglas were voted in as secretary and assistant secretary/treasurer.
Douglas, who has also served as umpire at domestic and international levels and is president of the Eastern Counties Cricket Association, has also been put in charge of the BCB cricket committee.
“Jaymo is a former cricket player at Young Men’s Social Club and a legal practising lawyer so he is an outstanding person who can deal with our good governance and compliance issues,” Cal Blankendal, the BCB executive director, said.
“Mr Steven Douglas is serving as the president of the Eastern Counties Cricket Association and is very experienced as a umpire who has served at all levels. His experience will help us guide cricket forward from an international aspect, and from am umpiring aspect, with rules and making sure our domestic cricket returns to the highest level possible.
“Mr Douglas is the chair of the cricket committee and he will be tasked with moving our domestic cricket forward based on our four-year development plan as of 2020 to 2023.”
Blankendal added: “An exciting year is pending ahead, having had a meeting with all stake holders last week. This is a time with a full board and a meeting with all stake holders and an exciting year ahead for cricket to continue to move forward.”
Durham has succeeded Cheryl-Ann Mapp as secretary while former Cleveland County batsman Douglas has replaced Lorenzo Tucker as assistant secretary/treasurer.
Mapp resigned as secretary on the afternoon of the BCB’s original AGM on December 12 that lasted only five minutes so that a special meeting could be called to find resolution over a dispute centred around Lloyd Smith, the BCB president.
Assistant secretary/treasurer Tucker was among five executives that resigned in the wake of that meeting after the clubs voted 6-4 with two abstentions against a motion to censure Smith, who had been charged with inappropriate use of the corporate credit card.
First vice-president Mishael Paynter, treasurer Moses Mufandaedza and club representatives Clay Smith, Michael Stovel and Kellie Smith were the other executives that resigned.
Arnold Manders was voted in as first vice-president, Andrew Griffith as treasurer and Irving Romaine, Peter Philpott and Dennis Williams as club representatives at the BCB’s rescheduled annual meeting last month.
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