Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Cricket: Familiar names set to head up NCU directorates

The Management Committee of the Northern Cricket Union has named the people it wants to head the new Directorates, if their proposed new structures are passed at next week's annual meeting.

The proposal that will dominate Wednesday's meeting is that the current executive and management committees be replaced by a board of directors, divided into four distinct areas.

The four directors will be the officers of the union, alongside the president, vice-president, chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.

Proposed to take over the Cricket Development directorate is Andy Clement, the Muckamore pace bowler, Dawn Johnston, the current treasurer is the nominee for the directorate of finance and sponsorship, Bryan Milford, the public relations officer is set to be the Director of Competitions and Billy Boyd, the outgoing chairman of the union is the proposed director of Forward Planning.

Alan Waite, Richard Johnson, Roger Bell and John Caldwell are the Management Committee's nominations for the post of assistant directors who will have non-voting rights on the board.

Much of the rest of the meeting will be taken up with attempts to tidy-up the competition rules.

If passed, teams will, next season, be allowed to reduce the number of overs in a game after a delayed start and allow the first scheduled fixture, if rained off, to be rearranged twice at any time during the season.

Meanwhile, Waringstown are still trying to ban professionals, in spite of this week the ICU's Cricket Committee recommending that they be allowed to take part in the Irish Senior Cup.

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