New president Carol Henry to focus on cricket development and player welfare

By December 02, 2019
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Carol Henry, the newly elected president of the St. Lucia Cricket Association, says he will be focussing on national administration, development of cricket on the island as well as player welfare during his two-year term.

The latter, he said, was of critical importance.

“Insurance and protection for our players that is a huge vision point and then you have the question of remuneration and sponsorship which we will be coming up with a strategic plan to deal with,” he said following his victory on Saturday, November 30.

Henry defeated incumbent Julian Charles, who has led the association for the last decade, 8-7 in a close vote. He will lead a brand new executive as only two members of the previous administration managed to retain their positions.

Incumbent Vice President Shaun Alcindor held off a challenge of Simmons Jules and Al Prince. However, Jules defeated incumbent Tyrone Harris for the position of Second Vice President.

Meanwhile, Rosie Preville won the popular vote for Third Vice President unseating incumbent Eugena Gregg. John Estephane ousted incumbent Patrick Felix for the post of Principal Secretary. Celestin Laurent retained the position as Treasurer and Cayan Daniel is the association’s secretary.

Following his victory Henry, the president of the Castries Cricket Association, said there are some things that need immediate attention.

“We have decided to go with the national administration and development of cricket, the grassroots programmes, women’s cricket; both these need very strong and immediate attention,” the new president said, adding that there were other areas that needed to be addressed.

“How we can be a lot more efficient in communication among ourselves, the affiliates, who in my campaign period appeared that they were feeling neglected and not much attention was being given to them so they need a voice. We also need to get feedback from them as to what their needs are so that we can incorporate into the national vision.”

 

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