Elects New President
April 30th, 2008
On the eve of the 2008 cricket season, the Eastern American Cricket
Association (EACA) has elected Rudy Persaud as its new President;
replacing John Aaron recently elected Secretary of the United States
of America Cricket Association (USACA). Earlier this year, Aaron was
re-elected as the EACA’s 2008 President, having served as President
in 2007 and in various other positions on the EACA Executive Committee,
prior to becoming its President.
John Aaron was
recently elected Regional Director of New York, and thus, had to give
up that position and President of the EACA, because USACA’s
recently ratified constitution, prohibits anyone from serving as League
President and/or Regional Director, while a member of the USACA Executive
Rudy Persaud previously served as Treasurer and Vice President of
the EACA. With his elevation to the position of President of the EACA,
the vice presidential position was filled by Steve Mangru, who has
served in the past as Secretary of the association, under the presidency
of Zaman Juman.
The now constituted EACA Executive Committee consists of Rudy Persaud,
President, Steve Mangru, Vice President, Sunesh Wazid, Secretary,
Sase Singh, Treasurer and Zaman Juman, Asst., Secty, Treas.
The 2008 EACA season kicks off next Sunday, May 11th, with a twelve-team
roster in its introductory 40-overs tournament, following which, the
teams will be split into Divisions I and II and compete in a Twenty/20
knock-out tournament. However, the EACA retains its Big-4 championship
play-off format between the two tournaments. This year’s team
roster includes a new team fully funded by the national accounting
firm of Ernst & Young.
Today, the EACA will compete in the New York City Mayor’s Cup,
having led the Borough of Queens to winning the inaugural championship
last year. In addition, the EACA will enter a youth team and compete
in this year’s Tri-State Under-19 tournament being run within
the New York Cricket Region.
Last year, the EACA was crowned New York Inter-League champions under
the captaincy of Guyana and now USA national player Lennox Cush.
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