Holder to Challenge Bacchus

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Guyana Times
Rajiv Bisnauth

Former President of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) Prince Holder will be the sole challenger against incumbent Fizul Bacchus when voting members of the Board cast their ballots to select a President at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in that county on January 11.

This was confirmed for Guyana Times Sport on Monday by ECB Honorary Secretary Aotto Christiani.

Holder took over from former President Sheikh Asif Ahmad, who had relinquished his position with immediate effect on June 25, 2012, for six months before Fizul Bacchus was elected at the last election. Ahmad had claimed then that his decision to demit office was based on certain Board members not honouring their commitments as they were not in support of his decisions.

Ahmad and some Board members were at loggerheads ever since the ECB had endorsed the Government-implemented Interim Management Committee (IMC) and more so when the ECB denounced its membership and withdrew its two directors from the DEB Essential Organisation Inc, which was created in 2011 by some executives of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

The ECB has eight regional cricket committees: Bartica Cricket Committee (BCC); Central Essequibo Cricket Committee (CECC); East Bank Essequibo Cricket Committee (EBECC); Leguan Cricket Committee (LCC); North Essequibo Cricket Committee (NECC); Pomeroon Cricket Committee (PCC); South Essequibo Cricket Committee (SECC); and the Wakenaam Cricket Committee (WCC).

Each of the area committees manages cricket within its geographical area while the ECB manages all levels of cricket among the various committees. The Board’s head office is located at its hostel and indoor practice facility at Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast.

The ECB has seen eight Presidents to date: Kayman Sankar, Beni Sankar, Hakim Khan, Milton Dookie, Alvin Johnson, Sheikh Asif Ahmad, Prince Holder and Fizul Bacchus.