Blairmont Cricket Club President resigns with immediate effect

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Shabeer Baksh

 .. quits BCB posts as well

PRESIDENT of the Blairmont Cricket Club, Shabeer Baksh, has resigned from his position with the club with immediate effect.

Baksh, who is currently the vice-president of the Region Five Chamber of Industry and Commerce, also quit his Berbice Cricket Board’s posts, where he was appointed as one of the seven executive members as well as a member of the West Berbice Selection Committee.

Baksh, who was the club’s president for over eight years, said he was resigning with “deep regret”. He added that his decision was based on personal reasons.

“I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in deciding matters in the functioning of the club and in matters related to the BCB.

“However, for personal reasons it is not possible for me to continue in those positions and, hence, I am resigning from the positions with immediate effect,” Baksh wrote in a letter which was forwarded to the Guyana Chronicle.

“I take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Blairmont Cricket Club and BCB for their support over the years. I wish both the club and board all the very best and hope it achieves greater heights,” he concluded.

He is known as a proactive person, who always have a positive attitude, but his decision hasn’t shocked some club members or even some at the board level.

At least three club officials, who have spoken on condition of anonymity, said that while Baksh was a go-getter, his self-importance was always questionable.

Baksh, a businessman, is a former president of the Region Five Chamber of Industry and Commerce, former chairman of the Board of Governors of Rosignol Secondary School and former assistant treasurer of the Berbice Cricket Board. He is currently coach and Public Relations Officer of Itahca Head Liners Basketball Club.

Meanwhile, President of the BCB, Hilbert Foster, said the board is yet to receive an official resignation letter from Baksh.

However, Foster said the board will await the letter before making a further announcement.