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I can no longer serve as JCA president, says Wright

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 2:43 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Lyndel Wright, announced during an emotional speech today, that he will not seek re-election at the Board’s annual general meeting (AGM) which is due by October this year.

Wright said the decision to not run for another term as boss of the cash-strapped association “had not been easy” adding that it was based on a “number of factors”.

He said that family responsibility, commitment to his regular job in project management and his desire to invest more time into his boyhood club Boys’ Town were the reasons for deciding to step aside.

“I want to give thanks to God for all things,” Wright said at the Sabina Park press briefing.

“I’m not retiring, I’m not calling end of play, but I can serve no longer as the president of the JCA,” he remarked, seemingly fighting back tears.

He insisted that the “work will continue” even as the time on his tenure winds down.

William ‘Billy’ Heaven, the chief executive officer of the CHASE Fund, had recently declared that he will run for the JCA top spot at the upcoming AGM.

However, Wright stated that Heaven’s decision did not force his hand.

The Jamaica Observer understands that a member of Wright’s current executive could, in the coming days, also enter the race for JCA president.

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