THE struggle for the power of EP Cricket took another dramatic twist at the weekend, when the body's election process was postponed to Saturday. Disgruntled clubs, mostly from Port Elizabeth's northern areas, but not without support from others in the metro, were concerned that their nominees had been omitted from the official list of election candidates.
The annual meeting was scheduled for St George's Park on Saturday and was attended by Cricket South Africa's chief executive Haroon Lorgat and CSA's social and ethics sub-committee chairman, Vusi Pikoli, who said they were merely there as observers. But they were dragged into the situation at the request of the clubs when the board could not provide immediate clarity as to why certain candidates did not meet criteria for election.
Among the omitted nominees were former president Graeme Sauls, former Proteas and EP cricketer Dave Callaghan, Dolley brothers Gary and Richard, Gary Paul and John Joseph, who were declared eligible for election on the original list drawn up on September 5 by appointed statutory services providers, Kilgetty, and attorneys Boqwana Burns.
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