Hope for calm in cricket as Nairobi branch calls AGM, polls
Posted Monday, July 30 2012 at 19:51
Cricket Kenya seems to be finally on the way to adhering to the directive by Commissioner of Sports Gordon Oluoch to hold elections not later than October 15.
The Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) has called its annual general meeting at Nairobi Gymkhana August 11.
NPCA chairman Bipin Vora has said he would defend his seat and, says the association’s secretary-general, John Moyi, he is the only executive committee member to so far do that.
The CK elections have aborted twice this year. First slated for January 7, some Nairobi clubs raised representation issues after the NPCA executive committee controversially picked the eight delegates.
CK called off the elections.
In February, NPCA convened a full council meeting, at which another set of delegates was chosen.
Those picked were asked to meet among themselves and agree on who would vie for chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer and director of development in the CK elections.
Failed to agree once again
The delegates failed to agree once more, split in the middle regarding the post of the chairman and director of development, forcing another full council meeting to be called in April. But three days prior to the meeting, two delegates stepped down.
The decision to call off the full council meeting was not supported by some of the potential delegates. Therefore, when CK called elections in May, the NPCA executive committee and the eight would-be delegates were served with court orders barring them from taking part in the elections.