Ken McKeown releases his Honorary Secretary's Report ahead of the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016.
"Following is a summary report on the administration of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2015. For the purposes of this report, activities and meetings that took place between the AGM of 2015 and
the AGM of 2016 are included. Full details of all key decisions taken are to be found in the official meeting records.
Cricket Switzerland members were kept informed on a regular basis of developments chiefly via the Cricket Switzerland website, in Newsletters and during the various meetings.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The first Cricket Switzerland AGM since the creation of the organisation in 2014 was held in Berne on 28 February 2015.
Sixteen of the twenty-one Cricket Switzerland members participated in the AGM. St.Gallen was accorded Associate status, having been an Affiliate member for the previous twelve months.
The minutes of the AGM contain details of the discussions and decisions.
Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)
An EGM was convened on 18 April 2015 primarily to deal with a membership application submitted by Geneva Sri Lankans CC (GESLCC). Ten Associate members were present. GESLCC was accorded Affiliate membership.
The minutes of the EGM contain details of the discussions and decisions.
The Council is required to meet at least at least once each year about one month prior to the start of each season.
The Council met for the first time in Season 2015 on 28 February. It also met on 17 October 2015. The minutes of the Council meetings contain details of the discussions and decisions.
Council meeting minutes are considered by the subsequent Council.
The EC managed the affairs of Cricket Switzerland in accordance with its Constitution and in line with the decisions and instructions of the IGM and the Council.
In 2015 the members were:
|Vice President||Abraham Koshy|
|Honorary Secretary||Kenneth McKeown|
|Honorary Treasurer||Clive-William Denney|
|Competitions Chairman||Asvin Lakkaraju|
|International Match Manager||Christopher Lodge|
|Youth Development Officer||Yateendra Sinh|
|Sponsorship & Publicity Coordinator||Rajan Thambahalli|
|Women’s Cricket Development Officer||Neha Maheshwari (from April 2014)|
|Co-opted (for Women’s Cricket Development)||Veena Mampilly (from 17 October 2015)|
The Committee met on three occasions between the 2015 and 2016 AGMs, in April, June and October 2015 and is scheduled to meet once more on 27 February 2015. Issues that required higher consideration or decision were referred to the Council or the AGM.
The members of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2015 were:
Basle Dragons Juniors
Geneva Region Youth
Geneva X1 Stars
Cricket Coaches Association of Switzerland
Geneva Sri Lankans
La Chataigneraie School
The Cricket Switzerland website was kept up to date throughout the season. A regular Newsletter continued to complement the website; the objective remained as publicising Cricket Switzerland activities and news more or less monthly, depending on available information and newsworthy topics.
Cordial relations with Swiss Olympic (SO) were maintained in 2015. An application for membership was submitted in April 2015, in the German language (it being required by SO that German or French languages be used for communications). Following a thorough examination of the application, Cricket Switzerland was informed that it had met all criteria for submission to the SO Parliament of Sport, except for the number of active playing clubs.
With the agreement of SO, the application was suspended until the member-criterion has been met.
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Switzerland’s membership of the ICC remained cancelled. Nevertheless, cordial and productive working relations with the ICC were maintained by the CS President. Dialogue included the issue of restoring Swiss representation on the ICC.