ST JOHN’S, Antigua – At least two board members of Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association have validated that at no time during a recent meeting was now former secretary Martin Cave asked to tender his resignation as an elected member of the body.
Former national and West Indies cricketer Kenneth “Flipper” Benjamin and the association’s assistant secretary Albert Frederick, have both stated on record that Cave decided to leave without coercion.
Benjamin, during an interview with OBSERVER Sports, said the board has no authority to ask any elected member to step down and/or resign.
“The board doesn’t have the authority. The board doesn’t have the power. Cave was elected so the board can’t ask Cave to resign. So even if you looked at it – that the board had forced him and he didn’t want to do it – then he didn’t have to do it; but that is not the case. As a matter of a fact, I heard Cave has been wanting to do this for a while,” Benjamin said.
Frederick revealed that Cave opted to tender his resignation in light of the fact he could not see eye-to-eye with other members of the board.
“Certain members can’t see eye-to-eye, so rather than staying and not being able to get along, he just decided to go and it was just as simple as that. It was a difference of opinion and he decided that ’this is not for me so I gone’ and there wasn’t really any bad feelings or anything like that,” Frederick said.
Cave tendered his resignation as secretary of the association earlier this week due to what he has called “personal reasons.”
Other reports state, however, that Cave had raised a number of issues pertaining to the manner in which President Zorol Barthley conducts the affairs of the association.
In a previous article, OBSERVER media had reported that Cave was asked to resign which has since been proven to be inaccurate. OBSERVER media apologises for any inconvenience caused.