However, a former president and long time member of the association, Juslyn Daniel has confirmed with MiyVue.com that he will be contending the position.
“I do believe I still have a contribution to make to basketball in the Federation. I have been around basketball for a number of years and have served as president and vice president on several occasions. Basketball in itself is still a developing sport in St. Kitts but we know that there is room for improvement and like all sports there are challenges I think even more so with basketball,” Daniel explained.
One of his main concerns as revealed to MiyVue.com is, “the construction of a proper facility for basketball.
“Yes we had this facility for a number of years but I think that with the advancement of the sport globally we too need to keep up to date with these advancements. We are hoping that one of these days we can have a better, when I say better I mean an enclosed facility. When compared to all the other sporting facilities, like the cricket stadium, track and field, netball and the others, basketball is one of the worst,” the former president stated.
Daniel further went on to reveal his plans if elected. “The state of the game needs a lot of revamping. We still have communities that don’t compete in the federation league. I’ve observed that there are many clubs within the communities that are not a part of the association. There is a lot of work to be done especially in at the administrative level where we can go out into those areas and assist these from a community level. By doing this, it will also assist in the development of the game among the young players.
“If elected that will be one of my main pioritie,” he added.
Meanwhile, among the meeting’s agenda for Saturday is the presentation of the Presidents report and the association’s financial report as is required by the constitution. In addition an appeal of the suspension of Hitters guard Ansel Revan will also be brought to the SKABA body for resolution.
According to reports, Revan was suspended as a result of an incident that took place in the Challengers League which he got an automatic 2 year suspension. However the Hitters club has appealed the suspension and is seeking an audience with the SKABA body to hear and bring the issue to a resolution.