MCA poll on this Friday

HARARE - Mashonaland Cricket Association (MCA) will on Friday elect their provincial board through a Special General Meeting (SGM) at Harare Sports Club.

All the six board posts are vacant and only the paid-up member clubs will be eligible to cast their ballot.

MCA chairperson Cyprian Mandenge, who is also the Zimbabwe rugby Xvs coach, had indicated last month that he would not seek re-election but has had a change of mind.

Mandenge, who has been at the helm of the province since 2004, said he decided to seek another term after he was nominated by another club not his parent home, Old Malvernians.

The nomination court received an overwhelming number of applications with 11 candidates confirming their interests.

Out of these 11, five of have served in the previous board led by Mandenge, his vice Rajan Nayer, secretary and treasurer Enock Ikope, league committee chairperson Denford Kumundati and co-opted member Terry Mubwandarikwa.

In addition, Claudius Mukandiwa from Uprising Cricket Club, Rainbow’s Farai Chikuni and Robertson Chinyengetere have also filed their papers with the nomination court.

Tafadzwa Madhoro and Blessing Ngondo both from Takashinga and Ronald Mutumbi from Chitungwiza’s Royal Cricket Club are also taking part in the elction.

Francis Rashikayi, MCA area manager, said a circular confirming the holding of elections through an SGM was sent to all the respective clubs.

“All the affiliate club members received their nomination forms in which they were entitled to nominate at least two candidates from the MCA board,” Rashikayi told the Daily News.

“Those nominated have since forwarded their CVs to the nomination court which has sat already to analyse and scrutinise the applications.

“We haven’t received the names of the successful candidates but it is within their mandate to even release those names even on the day of voting.

“Six members who come out tops from the elections will then vote among themselves immediately after and come up with a board led by the chairperson, his vice, secretary, treasurer and two board committee members.”

The MCA will also hold elections for their other branch, Mashonaland Central at Bindura Country Club on Saturday.

Clubs such as Bindura, Shamva, Chipindura and Wadzanai ply their game under Mash Central.

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