CWI forced to postpone AGM due to lack of quorum

Ricky Skerrit
Cricket West Indies President, Ricky Skerritt.
Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) directors from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) blanked the scheduled CWI AGM on Sunday forcing the virtual meeting to the postponed.

The election of the CWI president and vice-president for the next two-year term was due to take place on Sunday’s meeting with the incumbent president, Ricky Skerritt and vice-president, Dr. Kishore Shallow set to face a challenge from Honorary GCB Secretary, Anand Sanasie and BCA’s Calvin Hope.

Skerritt and Shallow defeated Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nathan in the 2019 election by a margin of 8-4. Cameron had been at the helm of the CWI for three terms (six years).

According to CWI, nine representatives are required to be present at the AGM for there to be a quorum, however only eight members were present.

CWI said that directors from the Jamaica Cricket Association, Leeward Islands Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and the Windward Islands Cricket Association were all present at the virtual meeting. However, the BCA and the GCM representatives were absent from the virtual platform despite confirming their attendance at the meeting the day before.

CWI said in a statement the meeting therefore could not proceed to business as the CWI Articles of Association stipulate that nine representatives of the Full Members need to be present to constitute a quorum.

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