Cricket Wales Chair Reflects on First Board Meeting of 2023
Cricket Wales Board had its first Board meeting of 2023 today, 15th February.
Kindly hosted by the University of Aberystwyth, Directors today signed off the 2023/24 Operational Plan and Budget, heard about preparations for the season from All Stars Cricket to Wales National County, and received feedback from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recognising the high standards which have been achieved in relation to Safeguarding, Governance and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
The Board also formally recorded the sad news that Gareth Lanagan has had to step down, mid-term, from his role as a Recreational Game Director, for personal reasons.
Chair of Cricket Wales, Jennifer Owen Adams, commented, “We are very sorry to lose Gareth from our Board prematurely. He served as both our Board Safeguarding Lead and Senior Director and has provided wise counsel, challenge and support to me and the whole Board and Executive.
“We wish Gareth the best of health and every success in all his future endeavours. We are delighted that he will still play a full role in his other capacities as a coach and local role model and leader in cricket in Mid Wales and we hope he will continue to encourage and steer our efforts, in particular advancing the use of Welsh language in our sport.”
The Board also confirmed the appointment of Tim Masters to the position of Board Safeguarding Lead, vacated by Gareth. A further Recreational Game Director will also now be sought, with an advertisement expected to be published in March.
We caught up with Jenn afterwards to get her reflections on the meeting;