Vice president Theodore Skeete front row and president Carlisle Powell to his right, with members of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association during Saturday's annual general meeting.
said the meeting went very well as members came ready to do business."We completed what was a very exhausting agenda in a very quick time.We received reports from all of the managers and coaches from the different competitions throughout the year," Powell
Reflecting on his
first term as president which he
described as successful, Powell
said several of the grounds from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands to Antigua have been improved.Finance he
said remains a challenge to administer the sport."But, the sponsors have started to take note," Powell
said noting that Nagico Insurance came on board with a $40,000 sponsorship deal which allowed them to separate the one day from the three day matches."We have some initiatives with new potential sponsors and we hope to make an announcement in early 2004," Powell
said noting that the aim is to have sponsorship for all levels of the game from the under 15s to the senior teams.
During its last term in office, Powell
said the board did plenty of work without much fanfare.A new constitution was adopted replacing the one drafted in 1987, which Powell
said caused rancor because it did not cover several gray areas.Powell
says over the next two years his
association wants to improve the number of first class grounds with in the Leeward Islands."St.Maarten is coming on stream and they are scheduled for a Carib Cup game and will have their final ground inspection in early January," Powell