Cricket West Indies directors will meet on Sunday (March 24) to choose its president for the next two-year term of office. The incumbent is Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron of Jamaica. Challenging Cameron will be Ricky Skerritt of St Kitts. The present vice-president is Emmanuel Nanthan of St Lucia and his opponent will be Kishore Shallow of St Vincent. Skerritt is nominated by T&T, seconded by Leewards.
This is a crucial election and the future of West Indies cricket hinges on it. It’s as important and vital as that! Any cricket fan truly interested in cricket in the Caribbean, its future, and what would give it hope and sustenance would do well to pay close attention to it.
The reason for my pessimism is the performance of the incumbent and his trail of divisiveness over the past few years. My first suspicion was in late 2014 when he schemed to cut West Indies players’ fees by half for their tour of India but only informed them of this drastic measure after the tour began.