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TTCB heads to the polls

By Roger Seepersad

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board will hold its 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain Couva today when 48 representatives from clubs, zones and affiliates will vote for a TTCB executive to serve for the next three years.

The 48 delegates are made up of three each from the seven zones—North, East, North East, Central, South, South East and South West—two each from the five affiliate members—the T&T Umpires and Scorers Association, the T&T Women’s Cricket Association, the Secondary Schools Cricket League, the National Primary Schools Cricket League and the Tobago Cricket Association—along with the six club representatives, six nominated members and the five outgoing executive officers—president, first vice president, second vice president, general secretary and treasurer.

Today the incumbent TTCB president Azim Bassarath and his Movement for Change administration will be looking to hold off a challenge from a Dinanath Ramnarine-led faction, which also includes former T&T skipper Daren Ganga.

TTCB executive member Patrick Rampersad confirmed that Bassarath will be seeking his third stint at the TTCB helm today after taking over from Deryck Murray in 2009.

His opponent is Ramnarine, who led a clean sweep of the club representative elections and has been steadily gaining momentum leading up to the TTCB elections.

Yesterday Ramnarine confirmed that he will be contesting the TTCB presidency.

He said: “I received many requests from clubs and key stakeholders from the T&T cricket fraternity to put my name up to serve cricket once and again and I am deeply humbled by the requests to serve and all person who have put their names up to serve, I wish them all the best.”

The AGM is set to start at 3 p.m. today with the elections scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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