Keith Foster returns unopposed as BCB boss
President of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Keith Foster on Sunday last was elected returned unopposed as the President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) for his third and final term when the Board held its Biannual Elections at its Cheddi Jagan Street office, New Amsterdam.
Foster who was first elected President in 2009, is the eldest son of former West Indies batting star Basil Butcher and has led an administration that has totally transformed the sport in the Ancient County on and off the field of play.
Also returning unopposed to their positions were Secretary Angela Haniff, long serving Assistant Treasurer Romash Munna was promoted to the Treasurer’s position unopposed while President of the Blairmont Community Centre Club Shabeer Baksh was also elected unopposed as Assistant Treasurer.
Serving as First Vice President is former Treasurer Anil Beharry who defeated Godfrey Persaud 29 votes to 4 while former national player Hubern Evans won the Second Vice President position from Vemen Walter 25 to 13.
Former Selector, Julian Cambridge clinched the Third Vice President spot in a three way run off against Vemen Walter and former national Coach Albert Smith. Cambridge won 22 votes, Walter 12 and Smith 2.
Former Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Secretary and current Guysuco Personnel Manager Raymond Haniff was elected Assistant Secretary after defeating Muthuswammi Permual 27 votes to 8.
President Foster speaking to members of the BCB after the elections expressed gratitude to them for the confidence placed in him and his team while pledging to work harder in the 2013/2014 term to make sure that the cricket revolution continues in the Ancient County.
Earlier, the full house of delegates representing the thirteen (13) clubs and three (3) cricket associations discussed the current state of the game in Berbice and made several recommendations.
Members also discussed the situation of the game at the national level and also the BCB’s decision not to send an Under-15 team to the Inter County tournament.
Delegates also discussed in depth the annual reports of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of Special Events Committee and the Chairman of Competitions Committee.
The Audited Financial Statement for the period November 2011 to November 2012 was adopted and passed by the delegates after a few queries were answered by the Treasurer.
The BCB in the period under review completed numerous tournaments at all levels and a record 176 programmes/activities. The new Executive would meet shortly to appoint other Executives and members of the Selection, Competitions, Special Events and Marketing Committees for the next two years.