The first Vice President of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association, Aina E Scott, has written a letter to all cricket clubs under the association about the constitution of the association. The constitution was reportedly written alone by the Secretary General Benka Coker without informing other executive members.
The letter, distributed to all cricket associations, reads: “In reply to your letter dated 7th July 2008,Titled Draft Constitution, I am thanking you very much for taking upon yourself to write out so called draft constitution on behalf of the executive committee of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association.
“Before contributing meaningfully and positively towards an amendment and not a complete change or a replacement of the current constitution of the Sierra Leone Cricket Association, I would like to find out a few important things so at the end I would not be led by the nose but to get a well synchronized and polished finish…”
The letter further stated that, “Quoting from your letter, I am to bring to your notice that both the authorities of the A.C.A-ICC and the National Sports Council are not very comfortable with the nature of the present constitution which does not address the present day needs and values of cricket.”
The Vice President, AE Scott went further to state that he would like to see the written format of the correspondence to the effect from these authorities concerning the status, together with a true copy of the letter of attestation, which was sent together with the other documents which were sent to the ICC and asked on what footing was the SLCA reinstated.
The Vice President also requested for the minutes of the ACA meeting, SLCA off season plan of work and ICC Itinerary and NWAC.
He ended by saying that if an old order should be amended, let it yield very positive and meaningful results to the benefit of all young and old (including females) and for the good name of cricket.