Jamaican businessman Dave Cameron is back as president of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) for a third successive term.
He will have as his deputy Emmanuel Nanton who has served with him the same post for the past two terms. A press release sent out by the CWI yesterday stated:” Current President and Vice President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan will be the only candidates for the election, due on Saturday, March 4.”
Darren Bravo, the mainstay of the West Indies batting line-up, is expected to meet officials of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to clear misunderstandings with the board which resulted in him being banned from regional as well as West Indies cricket. The conversation is expected to be held over Skype and it gives scope for a frank discussion between both aggrieved parties.
Darren Julius Garvey Sammy has been dropped by the West Indies Cricket Board as captain of the regional team, of which he first took the reigns in 2010.
The 32-year-old all-rounder from Dugard has been one of the most successful leaders of the West Indies cricket team in all three formats of the game.
Several West Indies legends including Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts have called upon the WICB to dissolve the board, in line with the CARICOM cricket review panel's recommendation, and appoint an interim committee as part of the structural reforms that would enable the region's cricket to "develop and flourish".
This is according to a report carried by cricinfo.com today.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s recent rift with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has left uncertainty surrounding the staging of the third Test match against India at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The Indians are carded to tour the West Indies from July 14 to August 11 for a series of four Tests with the third scheduled for T&T from July 28 to August 1.
However, officials at the WICB believe that Dr Rowley’s recent calls for the dissolution of the organistion, could signal that his government will not be supporting the Test being played in Trinidad.
West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he was forced to resign from the West Indies cricket team by the West Indies Cricket Board.
In an article published by ESPNcricinfo, Chanderpaul expressed resentment at being obliged to announce his international retirement in order to gain a No-Objection Certificate to play in the Masters Champions League currently taking place in the UAE.
Chanderpaul, 41, has not played international cricket since May 2015 and was omitted from the list of contracted WICB players in December.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has acceded to the call of the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee for an urgent meeting to discuss the state of the Caribbean game.
The meeting is now carded for Friday,4th December.
The calls, which were made two weeks ago, come in the wake of the recently released CARICOM-commissioned Cricket Governance Review, which, among other things, recommended "immediate dissolution of the board and appointment of an interim board".
Three former Presidents of the West Indies Cricket Board are raising concern over the breakdown of relations between Caribbean Prime Ministers and the WICB and is criticising WICB President Dave Cameron for making the situation worse.
Former Presidents Wes Hall, Patrick Rousseau and Kenneth Gordon issued a statement today urging him to accede to a request to meet urgently with Caricom Heads.
The following is the full statement: