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Gambia Cricket Association AGM makes landmark resolutions

Jun 15, 2011, 4:04 PM

The Annual General Meeting of The Gambia Cricket Association was held on Friday, 10 June 2011 at the Independence Stadium Conference Hall in Bakau.

The meeting was attended by Mr Beresford Coker, President of Sierra Leone Cricket Association, and Africa Cricket Association Executive Director for North West Africa.

A minute silence was observed for the departed souls of the cricket association’s late vice president Alieu James George and cricket veteran Badou Jassey.

The minutes of last year’s AGM were read, corrections made and the final minutes adopted by the council. Reports from the president and the treasurer of the association were also presented, detailing their achievements and challenges over the years.

At the end of the AGM deliberations, the president’s report was moved and adopted by the General Council; the council approved the audited accounts for the year ended 31st December 2010; the council commended the development officers going to the regions, such as Brikama and Kerewan, for their weekly coaching sessions. It was agreed that they start their leagues as soon as possible. The council commended the association for the past year’s activities; and recommended three Cricket Administration Programme (CAP) Modules such as Umpires and Scorers Courses, Introductory Course in Farafenni, Development Meetings and Cricket Reporting Course for Journalists.

They also resolved that the League Structures be looked into,  improved on  and make it more challenging and competitive, as well as introduce the Gambia Premier League (GPL).

Another issue discussed was the proposed land for the Cricket Oval to be pursued with the ICC/ACA Africa, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of Local Government and Lands (possibly in Banjul if feasible and if there is land available).

The council also resolved that a database for players, umpires, coaches and administrators should be compiled by all regions.