The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited (“Club”) is pleased to announce that all resolutions dealt with at the Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) held in the Long Room at Headingley, on Thursday, 28 September, 2023 were passed.
Resolutions and voting
Three special resolutions were voted on during the meeting, with all passed by members. The results of the resolution for Harry Chathli’s election to the board of directors (“Board”) (subject to and conditional upon the special resolution containing relevant rule changes being registered with the Financial Conduct Authority) were also announced, with members voting in favour of Harry’s election.
A summary of the voting is as below:
Item 2 – special resolution comprising changes to rules of the Club to confirm the ability to appoint directors to fill a casual vacancy and appointment of chair of the board of directors outside of the annual general meeting process.
- For – 347 / 75.27%
- Against – 96 / 20.82%
- Abstain – 18 / 3.90%
Item 3 – special resolution comprising a rule change in relation to the date by which the annual general meeting must be held.
- For – 363 / 78.23%
- Against – 89 / 19.18
Abstain – 12 / 2.59%
Item 4 – Special resolution comprising a rule change in relation to the reporting of attendance of directors at board and committee meetings.
- For – 375 / 80.99%
- Against – 72 / 15.55%
- Abstain – 16 / 3.46%
Item 5 – resolution for the appointment of Harry Chathli as an independent non-executive director of the Club with effect from the time of registration of the resolution set out at item 2 by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).
- For – 273 / 70.18 %
- Against – 108 / 27.76%
- Abstain – 8 / 2.06%
Stephen Vaughan, the Chief Executive Officer for YCCC, said: “We are pleased that all resolutions were passed by the membership in line with our recommendations. I, along with the rest of the Board, do not take the trust placed in us lightly. The Board are custodians of the Club and we are mindful of the responsibility that comes with it.
“We are delighted that members have voted in favour of Harry Chathli’s election to the Board and as soon as the relevant resolutions have been registered by the FCA, we look forward to him joining us. Harry’s passion for the game, financial experience and vision for the Club will be complementary to the expertise of the other Board members as we look to deliver a brighter future for The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited.”
Harry Chathli, Chair Elect, said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to become part of the Yorkshire family. It will be my privilege to build on this great Club’s heritage and values.
“My immediate priority is to establish a sustainable strong sporting infrastructure for the men’s and women’s teams that delivers success on the field. Only by having a world-class cricketing ecosystem will we be able to continue to produce exceptional players from all parts of Yorkshire as well as attract quality players from outside the region. Key to this is the refinancing of our debt, and the Board is committed to completing this as quickly as possible.
“It has been a great year for English cricket on the pitch and Headingley has played its part. However, there is no time to rest on our laurels. Whilst there are many hurdles still to overcome, and a lot of work to be done in our communities, I feel confident we are in a better position than at any time to put our front foot forward and take the Club to the next level.”