Rajesh Singh was reelected president of the Everest Cricket Club at its Annual General Meeting Wednesday at the club’s pavilion.
Like Singh, a number of high positioned individuals were also re-elected to serve on the executive of the non-profit organization including Johnny Azeez and Saheed Mohammed who were both returned unopposed as senior and Junior Vice President respectively.
Former Minister and Member of Parliament, Manzoor Nadir was unsuccessful in his bid for the postof Secretary receiving a mere four votes to Satyendra Khemraj’s 12.
Nadir was elected Treasurer with nine votes to Ronald Fanfair’s seven while Dominic Sundar was unopposed for the post of Assistant Treasurer.
Newcomer, Surika Singh was unopposed for the post of Assistant Secretary, while Ron Morris’ was unchallenged for the post of Club Captain.
The committee members are Rahaman Rahaman, John Ramsingh, Ravin Balkaran and Dwayne Adams.
Raymond Williams was the Returning Officer.
Rajendra Doodnauth’s application for life membership to the club was granted by President Singh as there were no challenges.
Doodnauth, who has been a club member since 1990, said he was gracious to be accepted and indicated that he “would do anything for Everest, Everest is my home.”
During the President’s report for the year 2017, it was pointed out that
while the club was struggling financially, it still managed to produce six national players.
It was also pointed out that of the 700-odd club members only around 100 were financial members and it was suggested that the matter be looked into.
Singh informed that the club had found ways to cut back on its expenses, and had reduced its energy consumption adding that there was also a reduction in the credit system.