ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC- Dwain Gill remains president of the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) after rescinding his resignation letter, the GCA has announced.
Gill confirmed to the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) last week that he had resigned the position after local and sub-regional umpires staged a brief strike to protest the use of Grenadian Keith St. Louis as third umpire in the senior Windward Islands tournament on the grounds that he was not qualified.
However, following an emergency meeting of the GCA to review the matter, Gill whose tenure began two years ago, withdrew his resignation, the GCA said in a statement over the weekend.
“The Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) wishes to state unequivocally that Dwain Gill’s resignation letter has been withdrawn,” said the statement from Secretary Norman Gilbert. “As a result, Mr. Gill remains the substantive President of the GCA. The GCA Board of Management met … and he considered the tremendous strides made in developing the sport on the island especially among young players”.
Gill has presided over a reenergized GCA which introduced the inaugural national T20 tournament; reorganized club competitions and youth cricket as well as placed a heavy focus on training for umpires and coaches.
The GCA says the business of the association continues as normal with the conclusion of the Windward Islands Cricket tournament, preparation of the Grenada team for the WINLOTT Under-19 tournament scheduled for St.Vincent and the Grenadines later this month and the hosting of the West Indies U15 tournament in late July.
“Cricket in the West Indies is going through a challenging stage and Gill has demonstrated good leadership qualities in steering the GCA through this period”, the statement said. Gill was also manager of the West Indies team which won the ICC under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year.