Cricket Canada’s annual meeting of the Board of Directors concluded this past Sunday from Richmond, BC.
Highlights from DAY ONE included a review of Cricket Canada’s strategic plan, a commitment to develop sustainable junior pathways, addition of the Newfoundland Cricket Association to the membership body, and a “Call to Action” campaign to foster grass roots, volunteerism, awareness, & participation.
The Cricket Canada Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to former Vice President Clifford Cox and accepted by his wife Doreen in front of several of his friends and family.
DAY TWO was headlined by the election of a new Cricket Canada executive team. First Vice President, Ravin Moorthy was elected as the organization’s President succeeding Ranjit Saini. British Columbia’s Vimal Hardat was re-elected as VP as was Calvin Clarke to his position as board Secretary. Nova Scotian Amit Joshi is the new comer to the group being also elected as a VP.
In brief remarks on Monday, Cricket Canada’s new President was grateful for the responsibility given by the board.
“I would like to thank the Board of Directors for showing their confidence in me to lead Cricket Canada through this important period of growth and development. Cricket is cross-cultural, generational, and connects millions of Canadians in communities across the country. Cricket Canada will be calling on all stake holders including Canadian Corporations and the Government of Canada to support the organization through these exciting next steps.”
Ravin is the first Albertan to assume the post of President and has established a solid reputation for consistent success in both program & portfolio managment and organisational governance. He has held multiple executive positions within Cricket Canada, Cricket Alberta, and the Calgary & District Cricket League during a period of 15 years volunteer service to the sport in Canada.
Moorthy was appreciative of the work done by his predecessor, Ranjit Saini, who had previously held the post since 2010.
“I would like to thank Ranjit for his tireless efforts to move the organization forward during his tenure. He was instrumental in establishing Cricket Canada’s Summer Festival and played a prominent role in Cricket Canada being accepted into the Canadian Olympic Committee.”