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.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has officially launched the Commissioner’s Cup Football Tournament, an initiative ained at fighting crime.
The tournament is a collaborative effort of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) through its Community Policing Unit, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the Football Factory Foundation.
It kicks off in July 2019 and is designed to incorporate sport as an essential crime-fighting tool.
A report on Barbadian website, nationnews.com, has tipped Trinidad and Tobago football legend, Russell Latapy to be announced as head coach of the Barbados senior team later this week.
An announcement will be made this Wednesday at a media conference at the Barbados Football Association’s headquarters.
Latapy most recently took charge of the T&T under-20 team to the Concacaf championship in November last year.
That team had been inactive between the CAC Games in July and the Concacaf tournament in November due to unpaid salaries to Latapy and his staff.