Stevens to head ABCUA for 14th straight year
Antigua Observer article.
St John's, Antigua - James Stevens will serve his eighth consecutive two-year term as president of Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Umpires Association after he was re-elected unopposed during their AGM held at Antigua Recreation Grounds on Thursday night.
Stevens, who was first elected president in 2000, thanked the body of 20 active umpires for showing continued confidence in his leadership.
“I just hope that I can continue to perform and even improve my performance, that as long as I have health and strength I will continue to put my best foot forward for the umpires’ association,” he said.
“I have known many places because of the umpires’ association and I’m glad that body expressed confidence in me to not only elect me last night, but I was unopposed.”
The long-standing umpire said the association will also seek to address concerns over their inability at attract young potential umpires.
“We plan to do more PR work so that we can get more youngsters in the association because I think that as the older ones go off you need the younger ones to keep the association afloat,” Stevens said.
“One member suggested that we go into the schools when they have their career day so we need to look at that in some more details and see if that would probably work.”
The other elected members are Alvin James (vice president), Kenrick Lawrence (secretary), Michael Lawry (assistant secretary/assistant treasurer), Austin Christopher (treasurer), Linden Richards (PRO) and Andre Greaves (executive member).
Stevens has urged those interested in becoming umpires to contact him at 773-8480.