From fast bowling to boardroom for Powell

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth CMC – Former West Indies fast bowler Daren Powell will serve as president of the St Elizabeth Cricket Association after being elected president of the body on Friday.


The 33-year-old, who played the last of his 37 Tests for West Indies three years ago, will lead an 11-member executive which takes over from an interim committee which has overseen St Elizabeth cricket in recent years.


Powell quit first class and international cricket last year after a short period of inactivity.


He said in his new role, he would focus on building unity in the SECA and look to “encourage discipline at senior, junior and minor”, the Jamaica Observer reported.


Powell finished his career with 85 wickets in Tests and 71 scalps from 55 One-Day Internationals. However, he was inconsistent, and averaged nearly 48 in Tests with a strike rate of 83.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 17:41