Fiji Time: 12:04 PM on Monday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Lecturer takes up top post

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, January 20, 2014

FIJI School of Medicine lecturer Praveen Maharaj was elected as the new president of the Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji during the annual general meeting at the Lautoka Club yesterday.

Maharaj stepped down from his secretary/treasurer post to contest Carz & Carz managing director Riffat Bhatti for the top job.

Bhatti took over the president's position from Philip Gock last year after he resigned because of his ailing health.

A total of 20 clubs were represented in the meeting. Two delegates from each club voted during the elections.

Maharaj polled 23 votes while Bhatti received 17 votes.

Bhatti, whose company has been sponsoring many tournaments in recent years, said the new executives should seriously pursue his vision to build an academy in the country.

"I will continue supporting the sport," he said.

The financial report was not presented during the meeting. The delegates passed that the report should be tabled at a special AGM within three months. The positions of the secretary and the treasurer were separated.

Maharaj said it was a close battle during the elections.

He said they would be seeking the support of the Fiji Sports Commission to help in the development of the sport.

"Some of the committee members are new but they have passion for the sport," Maharaj said.

"There is a plan to build a snooker academy. We should achieve this in the next three years. Our participation in the Oceania Championship has been ongoing. We will send a team to Australia for the Oceania Championship this year.

"The aim is to stage more tournaments. We want to spread it around the country so that all the clubs are involved. The Northern Division will not be neglected."

The following executives will serve the Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji for the next three years:

Patron: Husmukh Chauhan; Vice patrons: Mohan Lal, Kumaran Nair; Vice presidents: Mohammed Shameem, Rimal Narayan, Ravi Narayan; Secretary: Praneel Singh;

Treasurer: Rohit Nand; Committee members: Suresh Chauhan, Raymond Reddy, Mahend Deo, Rocky Ali, Ravi Naidu, Francis Ram, Donald Mani, Esala Talebula.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63920.6202
JPY 50.895347.8953
GBP 0.37390.3659
EUR 0.43980.4278
NZD 0.68750.6545
AUD 0.65400.6290
USD 0.49370.4767

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. AGM dispute
  2. Labasa thumps Ba
  3. Need for freedom and not freebies, says Rabuka
  4. Division in TISI Sangam
  5. Road death toll up
  6. Growers leave farming, claims Kumar
  7. Whippy-Knight: Make-up artistes play critical role
  8. Club sells clothing, offers free medical checks
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. Carnival to fund hall

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  5. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  6. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  10. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)