2009 Executive Committee
Rudy Persaud Returned As President
By newyorkcricket.com Staff Correspondent
March 5th, 2009
The Eastern American Cricket Association (EACA) recently held elections
for its 2009 executive slate and Nazir “Rudy” Persaud
was returned as its president for the second straight year. In fact
the entire 2008 Executive Committee was returned unopposed, except
for Vice President Steve Mangru, who did not seek reelection.
Colin Sandy of Atlantis Cricket Club
was elected as vice president of the league.
were held at the very popular Naresa Palace on Rockaway Boulevard
in Queens and was well attended by several of the association’s
affiliate club representatives and former executive members, including
Krish Prasad and John Aaron, products of the association and now
USACA - the national cricketing organization’s Board Director
and Executive Secretary, respectively. Both gentlemen addressed
the annual general meeting and pledged their support to the association,
while noting the positive role the association has played during
the past year in the development of youth cricket, as well as in
other areas of cricket in the New York area.
Filling Mangru’s position as VP is Atlantis Cricket Club’s
Colin Sandy. It is the lanky off-spinner’s first stint as
an officer in the league and he promised to make a difference on
the slightly altered executive body of the league. The 2009 EACA
Executive Committee headed by Rudy Persaud, now includes Colin Sandy
as Vice President, Sunesh Wazid, Secretary, Sase Singh, Treasurer,
and veteran cricket administrator and former EACA President Zaman
Juman in the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer’s seat.
Rudy Persaud, no stranger to the local cricket administration scene
will continue to represent the EACA on the New York Cricket Region’s
administrative board headed by Jefroy Morrishaw. The omnipresent
Persaud, a protégé of New York’s Regional Representative
Krish Prasad, is an active participant in many of the cricket initiatives
in the New York region, including the New York City Mayor’s
Cup, Ed Ahmad and PSAL tournaments and the region’s inter-league
This year the EACA is expected to field 12-14 teams in its regularly
scheduled 45-overs and Twenty20 competitions, utilizing some seven
grounds stretching from Heckscher State Park on the south eastern
coast of Long Island to Jacob Riis Park in the middle of the Rockaway
Peninsula of Queens, New York, to the west.
newyorkcricket.com wishes the EACA Executive Committee the very
best of luck for the upcoming season and look forward to reporting
on the league’s tournaments.