Somwaru voted in as BCB President

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first_img– but cricket in Berbice likely to continue its tumultuous existence CRICKET in Berbice and by extension Guyana is likely to continue its tumultuous existence following the Berbice Cricket Board’s elections which were held yesterday at the Classic International Hotel and Resort in Corriverton.At the end of the highly contentious elections, president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC), Dhierandranauth Somwaru was voted in as the BCB president, which created much debate among the majority of clubs and sub-association members, who are now contemplating legal proceedings.Disgruntled club members are claiming that the elections were not held in keeping with the Cricket Administration Act, since according to them, some 22 voting delegates were debarred from or refused to take part in voting for various reasons.While the media was not allowed to witness the elections, the day’s proceedings started on a sour note, with former BCB president Roy Baijnauth leaving the venue after there were some issues pertaining to the legitimacy of the notices as some club members were seeking entry into the venue.Godwyn Allicock (blue shirt) seen verifying the legitimacy of the notices as some club members were seeking entry into the venue. (Rajiv Bisnauth photo)Presidential candidate Hilbert Foster and Colin Bynoe, Chief Executive Office of the New Amsterdam Hospital, were also refused entry to the venue. Bynoe was expected to perform duties as the Returning Officer.However, when the situation returned to some normalcy, the elections got underway during which there were heated arguments which could be heard from a far distance.It is understood that former Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) president Drubahdur was nominated as the Returning Officer by 18 members prior to the start of proceedings, an act which created the tension.Thereafter, in checking the eligibility of potential candidates, four clubs were not allowed voting rights since they failed to meet the constitutional requirements, according to one observer.The observer noted that each non-playing club must pay their respective fees in order to retain voting rights. However, after failing to adhere to that requirement, Kildonan, Fort Canje, Guymine, and Mt Sinai were not allowed to cast their votes.This left the other clubs, along with the three sub-associations candidates to exercise their voting rights.The nomination for president was then opened, with Somwaru being the first to be nominated. However, the process was closed immediately after by the Returning Officer, despite Dennis DeAndread of the Upper Corentyne sub-association signalling his intention to make a nomination.This left Somwaru’s rival, Hilbert Foster, with no chance of entering the race. Thereafter, Chronicle Sport was told that the three sub-associations along with candidates from Albion, Port Mourant, Blairmont, Police and Chesney, casted their votes. Candidates from Whim were absent from the elections.Hilbert Foster and other members of his team waiting patiently to enter the election venue. (Rajiv Bisnauth photo)Subsequently, candidates from Upper Corentyne, Blairmont, Police and Chesney informed Chronicle Sport that they did not take part in the elections because they were unhappy with the process.After Somwaru was voted in, Imtiaz Bacchus, David Black and Winston Roberts were elected as the three vice-presidents while Vickram Seubarran (Secretary), Carol Nurse (Assistant Secretary), Godwyn Allicock (Treasurer) and Leslie Solomon (Assistant Treasurer) were then elected.Black and Bacchus are the BCB’s representatives at the national level. Following the elections, Secretary of the GCB, Anand Sanasie said the elections were held in accordance with the Cricket Administration Bill.The elections were held following a ruling delivered by Justice Navindra Singh on September 8th last. Yesterday’s elections were the first since 2014.last_img read more


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first_imgA.J. Fenton (left) proved he can make plays all over the field Saturday, recording four tackles and an interception in the spring game.[/media-credit]With spring camp over and done with, the Wisconsin football team is now gearing up for summer conditioning before practice resumes for fall camp.Here’s a look back at how spring camp went for the Badgers with a position-by-position breakdown.Quarterbacks:How the Badgers replace quarterback Scott Tolzien is the single biggest question surrounding the team this offseason. Redshirt sophomore Jon Budmayr has a firm handle on the starting job, but that isn’t based solely on his performance this spring.Curt Phillips was participating in passing drills while recovering from ACL surgery, but the redshirt junior has been ruled out for the year after a minor procedure revealed more damage. Redshirt freshman Joe Brennan is still mastering the playbook and working on refining his delivery, while newcomer Joel Stave is still adjusting to college in just his first semester on campus.That leaves Budmayr as the clear choice to start for UW in the fall. He’s shown flashes with his strong arm and accurate deep ball, but the 6-foot Budmayr threw a ton of interceptions this spring, in addition to having numerous balls batted down at the line. The Badger offense is still adjusting to its new signal caller, and Budmayr will have to develop more consistency and better appreciation for ball security if the Badgers want to compete at the top of the conference.Running backs:Montee Ball slimmed down, James White added lower body strength and the entire UW offense is reaping the benefits. Ball and White had productive springs and the two running backs are set for even better seasons in 2011. Zach Brown and Jeff Lewis will also provide running backs coach Thomas Hammock with tremendous depth and versatility.Tight ends:Jake Byrne has emerged as the leader of the group and will work as the primary blocking tight end on the line of scrimmage. Byrne has the ability to make plays over the middle in the passing game, but redshirt sophomore Jacob Pederson will fill the playmaking void left by Lance Kendricks. Pedersen was a reliable target all spring at the H-back position, making tough catches in traffic and stretching the defense as a downfield threat. Brian Wozniak and Sherard Cadogan fought through injuries to see reps this spring, and both have shown promise heading into fall.Wide receivers:When Nick Toon returns from injury, he and Jared Abbrederis will be the clear No. 1 and No. 2 wideouts. However, the Badgers still need to find third and fourth options. Manasseh Garner impressed with his combination of size and athleticism, and he also has the ability to play both wide receiver and tight end. Jeff Duckworth and Isaiah Williams had their ups and downs, and both will continue to battle for playing time.Offensive line:Despite losing left tackle Gabe Carimi and left guard John Moffitt, the O-line found some stability in spring camp. Ricky Wagner and Travis Frederick settled in to those two positions, respectively, and Peter Konz led the group from his center position before suffering a leg injury late in camp. Kevin Zeitler had a solid spring at right guard, so the only real uncertainty lies at right tackle. Redshirt freshman Rob Havenstein showed better mobility and continued to maul defenders with his 343-pound frame, and he overtook Casey Dehn for the first-team spot. But fifth-year senior Josh Oglesby wasn’t able to practice all spring and will make a run at regaining his starting spot when he returns.Defensive line:If spring camp made one thing clear, it’s the D-line has plenty of depth. The Badgers have a steady rotation set for fall camp at both end and tackle, and they’ll have plenty of bodies ready to man the trenches. Pass rushing is the major concern, but ends Louis Nzegwu and David Gilbert continued to progress in that area throughout the spring, and both Patrick Butrym and Jordan Kohout created more pressure from their tackle positions.Linebackers:This position group took a big step forward this spring under new linebackers coach Dave Huxtable. Mike Taylor finally looked to be back to 100 percent, and Kevin Claxton brought tremendous physicality as he looks to crack the starting lineup at the opposite outside linebacker position. Marcus Trotter filled in admirably for the injured Chris Borland at middle linebacker, and both Connor O’Neill and A.J. Fenton showed they could make plays in pass coverage with their athleticism, as well as against the run, thanks to some added weight.Secondary:Free safety Aaron Henry established himself as one of the leaders of the defense this spring with his physical play every practice, while fellow seniors Antonio Fenelus and Devin Smith are set at the starting cornerback positions. Shelton Johnson and Dezmen Southward competed throughout camp to work as the first-team strong safety, and Southward made a strong push late to seemingly gain an edge over Johnson, but that battle should continue well into the fall.Specialists:Kicker Phillip Welch and punter (as well as fellow senior) Brad Nortman have plenty of experience, and they’ll be counted on for productive final seasons this fall. In the return game, true freshman wide receiver Kenzel Doe was given a chance to show off his speed, but head coach Bret Bielema revealed Abbrederis would be his return man if he had to make the decision right now.last_img read more