ST JOHN’S, Antigua – There was a failed attempt to move a vote of no confidence against Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) President Gregory Shillingford when the organisation held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds on Saturday.
This is according to sources close to LICA who said the motion was moved by newly elected Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) President Zorol Barthley. The move, according to reports, received no support from any other LICA member as no other country rose to second the motion.
Further reports also indicate that the current LICA constitution does not make provisions for a vote of no-confidence motion to be tabled.
One source said the Antiguan head explained that he was given the “mandate” by the rest of his executive members to move the motion during the meeting, as they were not satisfied with the manner in which the game is being administered at the sub-regional level.
The meeting, although mostly conducted in a professional manner, got out of hand at times and saw members hurling accusations across the floor.
When contacted for comment, both Barthley and Shillingford declined but indications are that the ABCA president went into the anticipated meeting with the understanding that one other country would have seconded the motion when tabled. That, however, did not materialise.
LICA, according to one source, also voted in the majority to support WICB President Julian Hunte and his ticket during the upcoming WICB elections slated for April of this year.
The board also discussed the hosting of the WICB Under-19 tournament later this year, while a vote was taken to have LICA’s financial statements audited for further vetting.