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Gambia Cricket Association releases monthly report

Jun 6, 2012, 2:39 PM

According to our constitution, on Saturday May 19th the Gambia Cricket Association held its Annual General Meeting and Congress, at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau. The meeting started with an opening prayer said by all in their own faith followed by the role call in which 54 attendance were in attendance. In the President’s report he stated that his administration has registered a lot of success especially in the 2011 operational calendar, Cricket Administration and operation, Developments, Events and Tournaments both Local and Internationally and is still working towards the improvement and development of the game in each division. He further says that the association is still working with the Government for a Cricket Oval and concluded by thanking the National Sport Council, the Ministry for working hand in gloves with the association the donors and most of all the President who recently donated a vehicle to the association which has boosted and enhanced our movement as well as accessibility. The Treasurer in his report stated that our expenses were slightly higher, due to various activities which were embarked on during the year, but there was a marginal increase in the income. Both report were later discussed and adopted by the General Council

As is the Election year for the new Board of Control, the meeting was later moved by motion and all Offices of then former board was dissolved, and handed over to the National Sports Council to oversee the Election of the New Office Bearers. The National Executive Secretary and the Development Officer; Messer’s Max Jallow and. Abdul –Aziz Titao Mendy, conducted the elections. Mr. Johnny Gomez was Re-Elected unopposed as the President, Vice President, was also elected unopposed Mr. Mbye Dumbuya. Mr. Wilfred Remileku Riley as General Secretary, Mr. Sheriff Jallow as Assistance Secretary, Mr. Malamin Fofana as Treasurer for the second time. Fabakary Dampha and George Greywoode were purposed for the post of the P.R.O.  Fabakary Dampha and George Greywoode went for election, with George Greywoode emerging victorious with 40 votes and Fabakary Dampha got 18 votes. Five Other Members were also Nominated according to the Constitution as part of the board; namely Mr. Peter Campbell, Mr. Prince Johnson, Mr. Jamindu Falano, Mrs. Kumba Njie and Mrs. Isatou Drammeh.

After a successful AGM, Mr. Max Jallow the Executive Secretary of the National Sport Council urged members of the newly elected executive to work closely in other to archive their aims and objectives. Mr. Johnny Gomez the elected President in his acceptance speech thanks all and sundry for their continuous support, and disclosed that Cricket is a game he loves and has passion for, and all concerns will be addressed by his administration.

Cricket Materials Donated To Brikama West Coast Region Cricket Committee

The Association donated Cricket materials to the Brikama Cricket Committee at a ceremony held at Jamisa Lower Basic School. Speaking at the occasion Mr. Johnny Gomez, the President of the Association said that the materials donated are meant to help in the decentralization of the game nationwide. He also stated that the materials will help them in the current league games as he also urged them to make good use of the donated things as it would go a long way in strengthening and promote the game of cricket in the Country. Mr. Sheriff Jallow the divisional cricket coordinator for Brikama West Coast Region receive the cricket materials and thank Mr. Johnny Gomez the President of the Association and its entire staff for their efforts in bring the game to his region as the materials donated will be useful in there on going league and to developed the game in his region. Meanwhile the Primary School League and the junior and Senior Secondary school League is currently on the way report of the schools League will be on our next report.

Mitsubishi L200 Donated to the Association by Our Chief Patron

Our special thanks goes to the President His Excellency, President Sheikh, Professor, Alhagi Doctor Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh for donating a brand new Mitsubishi L200 Series to the Association the vehicle came at the right time when the Association is in need of it to decentralize the game to other regions of the Country. Johnny Gomez President of the Association received the vehicle on behalf of the Association at a presentation ceremony which was held at the State House in Banjul. He thanks His Excellency on behalf of the Association for his uncountable support and magnanimous gestures to towards the Association as the vehicle donated will be useful to the Association to develop and help run affairs of the Administrative Office.

By:Mr. Wilfred R. Riley

Secretary General (GCA) and Administrative Secretary