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JCA set for fiery meeting

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 2:01 AMJermaine Lannaman

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president, Whilford 'Billy' Heaven, is expected to face a vote of no-confidence today if a draft resolution is carried through by members of the association at its annual general meeting (AGM) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

The resolution, which was signed by St James Cricket Association president, Cecil Fletcher, and Kensington Cricket Club member, Gautam Kumaraswamy, addressed six issues which they believe Heaven, who is one year into his two-year presidency, has failed to act upon effectively.

The main one includes item number two, which speaks to the process that was used by the board of directors to elect Barbadian Joel Garner as the country's candidate for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Garner will challenge incumbent Jamaican Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron for the position during next month's annual general meeting of the regional body.

Part of the JCA membership is bitter at the JCA's position to support Barbadian Garner over its countryman Cameron.

The JCA's AGM, which is a non-voting congress, is also expected to feature a resolution aimed at overturning its board of directors' decision two weeks ago to support Garner via a vote of 10 to six.

Fletcher told The Gleaner recently that a resolution was sent to the JCA Secretariat in regards to overturning the non-Cameron vote and at a meeting of member associations of the Cornwall County Cricket committee last week the motion was supported.

St James CA, Westmoreland CA, Hanover CA, St Elizabeth CA and the Trelawny CA constitute the Cornwall committee.

The last annual general meeting of the JCA featured a list of approximately 103 voting members.