Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he hopes that the door to change has opened with the change of leadership in West Indies cricket.
Ricky Skerritt defeated former president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron 8-4 in Sunday's election.
Dr Rowley issued the following statement on Monday:
"I am pleased to hope that a door to far-reaching progressive change is now open.
This holds out the prospect for the effecting of the much-needed restructuring of the management of the regional game with some sense of purpose and urgency.
Former West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow are the new president and vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI).
Both were elected during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Sunday, after defeating incumbent Jamaican Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and his vice-president and running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan 8-4.
West Indies cricket legend, Sir Wes Hall has expressed full support for the idea of cricket academies being the “finishing schools” for cricketers with talent and technique.
Speaking at a ceremony following The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Vice-Chancellor’s Cricket Match at the 3Ws Oval at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados recently, the former fast bowler reminded the audience that it had always been the vision of his mentor, Sir Frank Worrell, that there should be “a synergistic approach between education and sport.”
The International Cricket Council today charged West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel with a breach of its code of conduct over an incident between Gabriel and England captain Joe Root.
Towards the end of play on the third day of the third and final Wisden Test match in St Lucia, Root was picked up by the stump mic saying to Gabriel: "Don't use it as an insult … there is nothing wrong with being gay."