BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - PRESIDENT of the St. Kitts Cricket Association (SKCA) Auckland Hector has resigned from that position little more than half way into his term.
Hector, a former Leeward and Combined Islands wicketkeeper, was elected Leeward Islands Cricket Association’s (LICA) President in December 2013 and will serve in that capacity for the next two years.
One month after his election to the LICA helm, he told SKNVibes Sports of his decision to resign as SKCA’s President. He said his decision had nothing to do with any constitutional declaration or provision, but was a personal decision.
On Thursday (Feb. 6) during the SKCA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting, Hector delivered the 2013 President’s report during which he informed the membership that he felt obliged to resign the post.
He added that he is aware that an official notice has to be put in writing and stated that his announcement to the membership was just to serve as a verbal announcement.
Hector thanked those who encouraged him during his management of the SKCA and also assured the membership that they will not be losing his services.
Vice President of the SKCA Stanley Franks made an attempt to dissuade Hector from resigning, highlighting some past LICA Presidents who served in their local associations while holding the post.
Hector however was steadfast in his decision to step down.
One concerned member of the local association questioned who would take up the presidency following the resignation, especially with elections constitutionally due in November, 2014.
It was explained that the SKCA constitution states that, the Vice-President assumes the role of the President whenever the president is absent.
Hector also stated that constitutionally, he has to resign as a delegate representing the SKCA on the LICA and would be replaced by Steve Saunders.
Hector - in highlighting some of the positives which have taken place in the SKCA since he took over the Presidency - noted its incorporation as a non-profit organisation under the laws of the Federation and an improvement of its financial standing.