THE excess fat of the Hong Kong Cricket Association will be stripped away at an extra-ordinary general meeting to be held at the Hong Kong Cricket Club on Thursday. A lean, mean fighting machine. Well, not exactly. But the HKCA executive committee will undergo a major transformation with its numbers being drastically cut from around 40 members to just seven. This is providing the present cadre vote for the change - the requirement being a two-third's majority - which is revolutionary as the association has maintained its present form since inception in the sixties. Peter Slack, chairman of the HKCA, does not foresee any problems and expects the vote to be a mere formality. 'There has been an ongoing debate for the past few months. These ideas have already been presented to all the members and after getting their feedback, we have gone ahead with the final draft,' explained Slack yesterday. It was probably because of this feedback, that the original proposal to cut the executive committee to five, was increased by two. The man behind the reformation, former chairman of selectors Rod Eddington had suggested that the executive committee comprise five people. But according to Slack, the consensus called for two more. The seven-strong executive committee will now be made up of the HKCA chairman, the secretary, the treasurer, and one representative each from the Kowloon Cricket Club, the Hong Kong Cricket Club, the independent clubs and the cricket committee. The latter body which will comprise representatives from all the teams in both the Saturday and Sunday Leagues, will be responsible for the two leagues and Cup tournaments. It will be up to the streamlined executive committee to deal with the general business of the HKCA, which will include general policy. 'The idea behind the change is make the association a more workable body with a manageable number of people,' said Slack. 'Basically we are trying to cater to the growth and development of the game.'