Davteerth Anandjit is new East Coast Cricket Board president

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Former First-Class umpire and ex-president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council Davteerth Anandjit has been elected unopposed as president of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB), replacing businessman Bissoondyal Singh.

Anandjit will lead the ECCB for the next three years, after Singh, the current president of the Guyana and Demerara Cricket Boards, opted not to seek re-election.

Below is a Press Release issued by the ECCB.

The Annual General Meeting of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) was held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the LBI Facility where Mr. Davteerth Anandjit was elected unopposed as the President.

Mr. Anandjit has vast years of administrative experience with the ECCB since the mid 1990’s. He also served the DCB as Secretary and the GCB as Assistant Secretary.

Also, he is a former Regional First-Class umpire who served as president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council. Mr. Anandjit will be responsible for overseeing the sport on the East Coast for the next three years.

Outgoing ECCB President Mr. Bissoondyal Singh, who did not seek re-election, highlighted the efforts made by the GCB to restore the sport to its rightful place in communities across Guyana with its achievements over the past two years since getting into office and the developmental plans for the future.

He expressed confidence in the new executives elected as they have working knowledge of everyone as players, administrators and professionals.

The election was conducted by the Cricket Ombudsman Mr. Malcom Peters, assisted by Mr. Arnold Sookraj and Mr. Javed Saywack.

New executive body

President– Davteerth Anandjit

Vice-President – Suresh Budhu (Administration)

Chairman of Competitions Committee– Yeuraj Khemraj

Secretary– Clarence Brotherson

Treasurer– Poorendra Jaigobin

Assistant Treasurer– Omadat Samaroo

Marketing Manager– Yogeshwar Bishun

Public Relations Officer– Vishnu Ramjeet

Trustees– Bissoondyal Singh and Parmanand Dindyal

Mr. Peters, at the conclusion of the elections, wished the executives well and emphasised that it takes hard work to achieve success.

The executives will meet within the next week to appoint members of the different sub-committees and to plan the way forward.

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