ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was due to start at 10.00 am March 28, was adjourned to April 11, 2021, resulting from a lack of quorum.
The meeting therefore could not proceed to business as the CWI Articles of Association stipulate that nine representatives of the full members need to be present in-person to constitute a quorum. All eight representatives duly authorized to represent the Jamaica Cricket Association, Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB), Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and the Windward Islands Cricket Board were present.
Despite having previously authorized their representatives to attend, when the roll was called there were no representatives present from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) nor the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).
The Articles of Association provide that if there is no quorum within 30 minutes from the time appointed for the meeting, it shall stand adjourned to the next business day or to such other time and place as the board of directors may determine, and at the adjourned meeting no other business may be transacted.
Attempts to reach the representatives from the BCA and GCB were unsuccessful. The meeting was eventually adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
The CWI board of directors subsequently held an emergency board meeting at midday, Sunday, March 28, 2021, and decided that the AGM will resume on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 10:00 am ECT/09:00 am Jamaica Time.
Meanwhile, The Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LlCB) said it is saddened by the events at the CWI AGM, whereby the absence of the representatives from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) at the AGM forced the postponement of the CWl AGM to April 11, 2021.
“The LICB is deeply troubled, perplexed and horrified that the BCA and the GCB, which are globally recognized for producing some of the greatest cricketers to have played the game, were comfortable bringing CWJ in such disrepute. We are confident that all processes and procedures were followed leading up to the AGM, wherein all LICB representatives as well representatives from Jamaica Cricket Association, Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control were present at the meeting and ready to engage in pursuit of the betterment of West lndies Cricket.
“The LICB hopes that both BCA and GCB will be present at the AGM scheduled for April 11, 2021, and will fulfill their obligations thus allowing due process to take place. The LICB takes this opportunity to reiterate its support for Team Skerritt and Shallow. The LICB unanimously decided to not only nominate Team Skerritt and Shallow but to also support them in the election. Today’s turn of events reinforced this decision proving why Skerritt and Shallow are the only and right choice to lead CWI at this time.”