GCA AGM And Elections Postponed

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

-rescheduled to February 28

At a time when Guyana’s cricket is suffering a serious ‘elections crisis’, the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has been forced to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections, which were slated for today at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion, Bourda.

According to a release issued by the GCA yesterday, the AGM and elections will now be held on February 28 at the GNIC pavilion, after it was observed by a member of the club that there was a breach in the constitution with regards the AGM/ Elections notice in the press.

Below is the full text of the release issued by Public Relations Officer of the GCA, Colin Alfred.

“The executive of the Georgetown Cricket Association would like to announce the postponement of its Annual General Meeting and Elections which was scheduled for Wednesday, 26th January, 2011, at the GCC pavilion. The rescheduled AGM and Elections will now be held on Monday, 28th February, 2011, at the GNIC pavilion on Woolford Avenue at 18: 00hrs.

This postponement was due to a letter being received from a member club indicating a breach of the constitution with regards to the time that the notice for the AGM and Elections was advertised in a daily newspaper. The executive was advised by its attorney that a new date would have to be set for the rescheduled AGM and Elections.

The executive members of the GCA would like to apologise to its members for the breach, but would also like to convey to its members that the executive received a copy of the association’s constitution on Wednesday 29th December, 2010, after trying for almost eleven months to acquire a copy.

It must also be noted that the previous secretary of the association has never released the association’s secretariat’s file to the incumbent secretary. Therefore, the executive has been working for the past year based on the experience and memory of past members.”