www.islandstats.com can now confirm that only two candidates have been nominated for the position of President for the Bermuda Cricket Board.
Persons can only be nominated for the position by a club, not themselves.
The two people confirmed are Lloyd Smith and Gershon Gibbons.
The Bermuda Cricket Board will hold their Annual General Meeting later this month.
As we reported yesterday, a reporter wrote a story suggesting a former cricketer wanted to run for the position of President, but the Bermuda Cricket Board have confirmed that only two names were submitted by Clubs to seek the leadership position.
Gibbons, was elected as the Bermuda Cricket Board Treasure back in December of 2014, Gibbons, also serves as the Chairman of the BCB High Performance Committee. Gibbons was one of the persons instrumental in getting the Champion of Champions competition back up and running.
Smith has been involved in Bermuda cricket for over 30 years. Smith was a regular player for Devonshire Recreation Club and has contributed many years of administrative service at Club and National Level. In recent years Smith has personally prepared the weekly calculations for the MVP Standings, Batting, Bowling and Fielding Statistics which are closely followed by the cricketing community. Smith is also very active in umpiring local matches at Senior and Junior level.
according to the BCB Bye-Laws:
8. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOARD
(1) A Nomination Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee to solicit and receive nominations for the Executive Committee Officers positions of the Board. The Nomination Committee shall meet prior to the Annual General Meeting and put forward these nominations to the Board at the Annual General Meeting.
i. All nominations must be sent to the Registered Office marked for the attention of the Chairman of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee may omit a nomination if it is not received by the Chairman of the Nominating Committee within the timeframe specified by Notice issued by the chairman of the Nominating Committee.
ii. No nominations will be accepted on the floor of the Annual General meeting, unless the majority of the members of the Board present agree to same.
iii. The Nominations Committee shall certify that persons nominated meet the position’s qualifications prior to the Annual General Meeting.
iv. The appointment of Club Officials and their alternate must be confirmed in writing to the Secretary of the Board by the President of the respective Club prior to the Annual General Meeting. Club Officials shall serve for a period of one (1) Board Year. All nominations shall be confirmed in writing by the signed acceptance of the nominee. Following the election of the Principal Executive Committee Officers’, the Clubs shall elect the Club Representatives. If nominated as a group, a slate of Officers may be elected en bloc. Elected Officers may assume their positions and responsibilities immediately after the close of the Annual General Meeting. If an Officer or member is unable to attend a meeting they shall be entitled to appoint a proxy to attend in their place on condition that the person is a duly authorized representative of the member’s association (in the case of Club Officials) and the identity of that person is communicated to the Secretary not less than one working day prior to the meeting.