On 27 February 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the Geneva Cricket Club took place at the Madison Pub in la Servette.
Annual reports from Committee members and minutes of the previous AGM were all approved. Various amendments to the Constitution of the Club were adopted with the view of aligning it with the Swiss law and adapting it to the new management system. A Central Committee has been established and the Committee has been transformed into an Executive Committee. Furthermore, Members agreed on creating a new body for more accountability and transparency: a Statutory Auditor. All members of the Central and the Executive Committee were elected unanimously.
Anser Mehmood has been voted in as Captain in both format of the game with unanimous support of all team members, which meant he preserved his role in the league games and replaced Saeed Raja in the T20 games. Khurram Alvi also garnered complete support to continue as Vice-Captain in all formats.
As provided in the amended Constitution of the club, a Statutory Auditor was elected for the very first time. Ahmad Daqiqui was thus elected unanimously to fill in the role.
Membership fees were maintained at CHF 200 for Full Members (CHF 150 for newcomers, students and unemployed).
Five new members were officially welcomed: Zahid Abdullrahimzi, Vignesh Sethuraman, Mian Ali Shah, Dalvinder Singh and Ashwin Vinod. New other members are also expected to join the club before the end of March!
Members were also briefed on the fact that Geneva CC obtained full Associate Status within Cricket Switzerland. Furthermore, the Treasurer of the Club, Darius Rao, talked to the Members about his initiative regarding the foundation of an “Association genevoise de cricket”, hoping to establish it by the end of the first semester this year. He mentioned also the two financial support requests made to the Fonds cantonal d’aide au sport and talked about the project to purchase a bowling machine and to improve the net installation system at the Bout-du-Monde.
Finally, Club Manager Anser Mehmood mentioned that official Match Managers will be nominated before every match. The meeting was then closed with a great speech from Vice-President Nayyar Syed, who called players to fight ferociously for trophies this year!