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Belize Cricket Update

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 18, 2021– A pleasant time of the day to all of you cricket players, fans and supporters of our sport, cricket!

Under the auspices of the Belize National Cricket Association, the annual general meeting and election for the Harrison Parks Cricket Competition was held on Sunday, March 14, virtually via Zoom.

The meeting went well, with the President’s, Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports presented. The attendance was excellent.

After the meeting was concluded, the governing body was dissolved and it was time for nominations of a new board of directors. Mr. Gilroy Middleton was the officiating person for the election. The out-going president, Dr. Roy Young was nominated for the president’s post. There was no other person nominated, so he was officially elected president for another term. All other officers were nominated accordingly.

The following persons were elected as the governing body 2020-2022: Dr. Roy Young – President; Miss Daphne McFadzean – Vice President; Mrs. Gayle Thompson – Secretary; Mr. John Gillett – Assistant Secretary; Miss Dian Baldwin – Treasurer; Mr. Steve McFadzean – Assistant Treasurer; Mrs. Vincent Parks – Committee Member/Councilor. Yours truly has accepted to continue being the Public Relations Officer.

The president, Dr. Roy Young should be congratulated for his continuous effort in having all those interested in the sport getting involved in training, etc. Some of the achievements of the governing body under the president, Dr. Young include: (1) having programs in the primary schools to expose students and teachers to cricket; (2) having a website for cricket. www.belizecriket.bz; (3) having a Scorers App for games going forward, CricHeroes App and Trains Scorers; (4) having a calendar of activities on the cricket website; (5) strengthening relationships with Cricket West Indies; (6) having dedicated individuals serving on Discipline and Protest Committees; (7) increased regional recognition; (8) having 14 CWI trained/certified coaches and 15 CWI trained/certified umpires; (9) support to develop each playing field; (10) registration system for teams and players; (11) included in these great achievements, male and female teams were successful in winning games abroad. We all remember those wonderful performances portrayed by our ambassadors.

In the next two years, the newly elected Association promises to do much more in order to make the sport more respected and competitive in all ways possible. If all interested individuals get on board, all positive aims will be met; but it needs all constructive minded people to reach the goals and standards.

All who participated in activities during the pandemic enjoyed whatever they were offered to take part in. Congratulations to you all for your input!

President Young started the training of scorers along with Zaghi. Throughout the training sessions, Zaghi played a very vital and pivotal role. He is being congratulated. Thanks, Zaghi!

Throughout the pandemic, cricketers, scorers, captains and umpires participated, which gave them better knowledge of the game.

We are waiting now for the Health and Wellness Authorities to give us the green light to start back again. Until then, please take proper care of yourselves by continuing to follow the Covid-19 protocols.

Until next issue, folks; Bye Bye!

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