ANAND Sanasie’s aim of challenging incumbent president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ricky Skerritt on April 11 may be affected after the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) elected a new president on Monday.
Sanasie served as secretary for the GCB executive which was defeated.
It is uncertain if Sanasie is eligible to run in the upcoming CWI elections. He and Anand Kalladeen, who served as treasurer on the previous GCB, were the CWI directors representing the GCB under former GCB president Dru Bahadur.
Bahadur will be replaced by Bissondyal Singh Snr as the GCB president. Under the new executive, former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will serve as the chairman of selectors for the senior Guyana men’s team.
It was the first time the GCB had held elections in ten years.
The GCB and the Barbados Cricket Association boycotted the CWI annual general meeting on Sunday, which led to the postponement of the AGM to April 11.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the GCB explained why representatives did not attend. The release said, "The main reason for this decision was that the current leadership of CWI failed to conform with the statutory requirements of the Articles of Association and present audited financial statement of CWI. Financial statements must be sent to shareholders 14 days before the AGM and are required to be approved by the board of directors. This was not done for the first time in decades."
In the AGM timeline, the CWI said a "CWI board of directors meeting to consider and approve accounts" was held on March 11.
On March 13, "Draft CWI financial statements (were) sent to all members, having been approved by audit risk and compliance and finance committees and CWI board of directors."