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Saturday, December 07, 2013
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D-Day for TTCB hopefuls
Former West Indies leg-spinner Dinanath Ramnarine will be hoping to bowl a googly to topple current president Azim Bassarath, when the TTCB holds their national executive elections today at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva. The long serving Bassarath will get a challenge from Ramnarine for the post of president, while his running mate Daren Ganga is expected to battle for the post of first vice-president. The elections take place just after the annual general meeting at 4 pm. Both parties sounded confident ahead of the vote with Bassarath claiming that his Movement for Change track record will take them through.
“We are confident going into the elections. People are free to put themselves forward for office and we have no problems with that. We think that we have the advantage because we have been in office for the past two terms and our track record is very good indeed. “The others have decided to make an attempt to take control and they are promising all kinds of things but at the end of the day the delegates at this elections are very knowledgeable and we are confident they will make the right decisions.” Ramnarine in his first comment to the media since throwing his hat into the ring said: “I am deeply humbled by the call from clubs and officials to once again serve cricket, a game that has given me so much both as player and administrator.
“I wish everyone who is challenging for places on the national executive all the very best and throughout this process let’s make sure that cricket is the winner at the end of the day. “Let’s all remember that after all is done and over with today, we must remain friends.” Ramnarine ended by saying that he has been working for the last year or so meeting over 100 clubs and assisting in gaining sponsorships for them for the upcoming season. There will be a total of 48 votes up for grabs and the incumbents need at least 24 of those because the president has the casting vote. All positions on he national executive will be up for grabs. Just before the elections however, the TTCB will account to their stakeholders over the happenings of the past two years. The financial report, as well as team progress reports will be laid out for consumption by the members of the board.
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