WEST INDIES CRICKET NEWS
Skerritt defeated Dave Cameron by the margin of Eight-Four within the election held on the Annual Normal Assembly. © Getty
Ricky Skerritt, the previous Windies group supervisor, has been appointed president of Cricket West Indies, it was introduced on Sunday (March 24). Skerritt acquired the required variety of votes on the Annual Normal Assembly and beat Dave Cameron Eight-Four to safe the win. Kishore Shallow additionally gained his contest by the identical margin to beat Emmanuel Nanthan to be appointed the vice chairman.
“I’m humbled and deeply honoured to be elected as President. We pledge to work for enchancment on and off the sphere for West Indies Cricket,” Skerritt stated after the election.
Cameron was appointed president in 2013 after he gained in opposition to then president Julian Hunte and continued to carry the submit since then. He was looking for a 3rd time period within the workplace having served two three-year phrases. His tenure was marred with a number of controversies as the connection between the board and the gamers usually turned bitter due to a number of points.
He had a number of run-ins with senior cricketers – like Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy – and likewise performed a key position within the wrongful termination of Windies head coach Phil Simmons in 2016. A number of gamers, together with Sammy and Dwayne Bravo, have questioned Cameron’s strategy and the board insurance policies because the deserted tour of India in 2014 and the World T20 triumph in 2016.
“We had been glad to have the ability to serve and happy with our achievements,” Cameron and Nanthan stated in a joint assertion. “We’re completely satisfied that we left 123 gamers beneath contract. West Indies Cricket now has a house owned by the board at Coolidge Cricket Grounds (in Antigua).
“The world championships and bringing again the Wisden Trophy (which the boys’s group regained by beating England in a latest house Take a look at collection) are additionally different achievements that we’re happy with.”
Forward of the election, Skerrit had pressured that Cameron’s tenure had performed important harm to the board. “Whereas I used to be group supervisor there was zero industrial unrest by gamers,” he had stated. “This era was a time once we had been nonetheless successful extra matches than we misplaced and gamers had been nonetheless revered by the CWI management. As an alternative of constructing such unfounded and petty assaults on me I like to recommend that Mr Cameron maintain viewers with former gamers and ask about their experiences and present relationships with me. However relationships with info and reality apparently imply little to Cameron.
“If Cameron needs to speak about turmoil, maybe he can clarify why former head coaches, Ottis Gibson, Phil Simmons, and the a number of others who Cameron rapidly and summarily dismissed, from each the boys’s and ladies’s groups, have collectively value CWI nicely over US $1m.”