Crick makes about turn
February 1, 2013
Crick makes about turn

Re-elected first vice president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Elson Crick said a number of factors had influenced his continuation in the national cricket set-up.{{more}}

At the elections in 2011, Crick told SEARCHLIGHT that it would have been his last two-year term in the post.

At last Saturday’s annual general meeting of the association, when he was nominated, he did not decline.

And, it was a confidence booster for him, as it was the first time in his over two decades of national cricket service, that he was ever elected unopposed.

Crick, who is also vice president of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control and a West Indies Cricket Board director, in explaining his change of heart, told SEARCHLIGHT “I have been getting a lot of encouragement from a lot of people.

“… It was the request of some of the clubs that I should not give up as yet as there is some work yet, to be done … Members of the West Indies Board, local people, key people in the society, … they recognize the circumstances from last time — a lot of politicking, and, after careful consideration, I decided (that) I could still make a contribution.”

In 2011, Crick said he thought it was time he gave back the expertise he has acquired over the years and his remaining administrative and mentoring energies to the Mesopotamia community, where he was born, grew up and still resides.

Back then, Crick also said the reasons for him serving from 2011 to 2013 were that he wanted to see the amendments to the SVGCA’s constitution; greater emphasis on youth cricket development; and the implementation of a strategic plan for cricket in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“I would like to see a strategic plan, a road map to show everybody where we want to take cricket, so that the clubs can understand and the association can understand, the public and the sponsors know where the association wants to take cricket,” he told SEARCHLIGHT in 2011.

However, while Crick embarks on another two-year term, his aspirations have become untouched tasks, as none came to fruition. (RT)