Former Antiguan and Leeward Islands star batsman, Enoch Lewis has been elected as the President of the leeward Islands cricket Association for 2016.
At the annual general meeting of the Association, which was held on Sunday 10th January in St.Kitts, Lewis won quite convincingly over the incumbent president, Auckland Hector with an overwhelming 6 votes to 1.
Also elected at the AGM were:
Nathaniel Walter of St.Maarten-Vice president
Denrick Liburd –WICB representative. This position was previously held by Enoch Lewis
Gregory Willock of the Montserrat Cricket Association and Paul Hewlett of the BVI Cricket Association were also elected to serve the LICA board.
According to Lewis, one of his big objectives going forward is ‘the unifying of the territories.’
He has also committed to improving the lot of the Leeward Islands team in the regional tournaments.
“We need to make Leeward Islands people proud again. We have to make sure our team is one of the top ranking teams in the region. We need to be sending players to the West Indies team like we used to do, and once we can fix those things we think the other things will take care of themselves,” Lewis said.
Meanwhile, it is understood that St.Kitts Cricket Association representative at the meeting, Mr. Stanley Franks was very unhappy with the voting process and opined that the elections of the board should be ruled null and void.
He indicated that a number of requirements were not met ahead of the hosting of the meeting.
One of the issues pertained to the possibility that only two of the members at the meeting had paid up required dues, in St.Kitts and Antigua.
It is understood that St.Kitts abstained from voting as a form of protest.