SCA Gearing For Bumper 2023 Season!

BASKING from the success of the 2022 season,
despite several adversities, the Scarborough
Cricket Association (SCA) is gearing for a
bumper season in 2023.

After two years, when the association was forced
to stage its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually
because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023
meeting, which is expected to be one of the biggest
ever, will be held indoors on Sunday, January 29 at a
venue to be confirmed.

With the expected addition of a few more grounds
outside of Scarborough, speculation is rife that the
number of teams will increase from the record 94
which participated in the 2022 season.

It should also be noted that the City of Toronto has
amended its permit release timeline to coincide with
stakeholders request for early planning from January.
Meanwhile, plans are already in place to stage the 2022
awards ceremony outdoors in June and to resume the
2023 version indoors in November.

At last year’s AGM, Abu Rubait Alam was the lone
new face among the executives. Alam was elected
unopposed as the association’s Webmaster after
incumbent Abhinav Kavuru did not seek re-election.
Based on the SCA’s constitution only four posts were
contested with Shiv Persaud (President), Eon Gunraj
(Secretary), Vish Jadunauth (Chief Financial Officer),
Calvin Alexander (Grounds Coordinator) and Abigial
Rajkumar (Registrar/Statistician), the lone female on
the executive body, all retaining their posts.

The other executive members, whose positions
weren’t up for grabs were Bisham Singh, (Vicepresident);
Matthew Francis (Assistant Secretary/
Treasurer); Mark Lall (Assistant Grounds Coordinator)
and Frederick Halley, who was appointed
Public Relations Officer/Marketing following the resignation of
Craig Murdoch.

The SCA was plunged into mourning in February following the
sudden death of its stalwart administrator and former player
Jainauth ‘Vish’ Jadunauth who passed away following a brief illness.
Just shy of his 61st birthday, Jadunauth was a tower of strength in
both hardball and softball administration.

Jadunauth was credited with being in the top echelons of the SCA
for over 20 years and was its Chief Financial Officer up until the
time of his death, having served in that post for several terms.
In a tribute to its fallen executive, the SCA said it is extremely
saddened by the passing of its CFO. “Vish was a tower of strength
in the SCA and apart from performing excellently as the CFO, he
also played a major role in coaching youths, something which was
dear to his heart.”

A Memorial Day, to honour Jadunauth and other past stalwarts was
held on Saturday, August 20 at the Ashtonbee playing field.
The SCA takes this opportunity to wish all its members and
supporters happy holidays and a prosperous new year.

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