WITH the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) elections just around the corner there is plenty of buzz surrounding second vice-president Mark Neita's recent public declaration that he will challenge his boss Wilford “Billy” Heaven.
The deadline for nominations is February 15, while the association's annual general meeting and elections are to be held February 28 at Medallion Hall Hotel in St Andrew.
Neita, the president of Melbourne Cricket Club and former national batsman, said his decision to take sides against Heaven was fuelled by his dissatisfaction with the direction of Jamaica's cricket.
Heaven, the chief executive officer of the state-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, is an advocate for local franchise cricket, namely the Super League.
But Neita has criticized that infrastructural platform, arguing that the greater resources should be directed to strengthening clubs and parishes and youth development.