Cricket retains board

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The National – Thursday, June 23, 2011

THE Cricket PNG board  returned its seating members after its annual general meeting last Saturday in Port Moresby.
Returning chairman Mick Nades described the previous term as a period of great growth and good governance.
“The past year has seen many significant achievements along with some financial and governance  challenges as the business has grown at a significant rate.
This year’s AGM saw a full set of audited accounts presented that highlighted  significant expenditure and investment in the future of cricket in the country.
While business operated in deficit for the year, the board supported investment in new infrastructure through the continuing development of Amini Park, strong international performances that saw the Hebou Barramundis climb the world rankings, a Brian Bell-supported future stars scholarship programme in which 18 elite young cricketers playing in Australia and Scotland in premier competitions, more than 450 people passing through education and training accreditation programmes around PNG as well as the recruitment of 72 staff and the development of 10 regions around provincial PNG.
Cricket PNG constitution calls for the directors to be elected biannually and for each director to serve a two-year term.
Re-elected were deputy chairman Mitch Lutschini, secretary Rio Fiocco and women’s cricket director Iamo Launa.
Nades also acknowledged the passing of one of the code’s most ardent supporters Sir Brian Bell saying he had contributed immensely to the game.