June 17, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr
Stakeholders and delegates of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) will on Saturday, 18 June commence their elective congress at the St. Edwards Secondary School complex, Kingtom.
Over 30 delegates are expected to exercise their franchise to elect new a executive that will run the association in the next four years.
The incumbent board chairman and his vice, Beresford Bournes-Coker and Martin Michael respectively, are pretty sure of retaining their position in the board, while for the first time a female representative will be included and Madam Elizabeth French has already been nominated for the said position. The other two nominated board members are Michael Kargbo and George Labor.
For the executive positions, James Karrow-Kamara, Sidney O. Benka-Coker, Mr. Winston Knox-Harding and Samuel John Jr. are unopposed candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Secretary and Head of Public Relations and Marketing, respectively.
Meanwhile, possible electoral battle for the position of Chief Executive Officer will be between the incumbent Francis Trevor Samura and national team coach Cyril Panda, while Abubakarr Kargbo and former female national team coach Abdul Sesay will both contest for the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Delegates will also be casting their vote for the position of Administrative Secretary, which is going to be a two way contest between Eric Harvey and Joseph Thorlie.
The SLCA elective congress will be hosted just few weeks after delegates adopted and ratified the Association’s 2012 Constitution, as amended in 2016, at the Police Wives Multipurpose Hall in Kingtom.
A total of 33 delegates from 13 out of 14 active clubs participated in that process and approved the amendment, with a total of 31 votes cast.