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Ricky Skerritt (right), newly- elected CWI president, vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow . Photo source: jamaicaobserver.com.

On Sunday, March 24 in a vote that surprised the most optimistic of us, Ricky Skerritt, the challenger for the position of president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), defeated the incumbent Whycliffe Cameron by eight votes to four. This is a convincing margin of victory as it meant that four of the six territories would have supported the challenger.

What made it even more surprising was Cameron’s supreme confidence to the point of arrogance that he would win. If he knew anything about the game of cricket, he would have known that it is a game of glorious uncertainties!

But Cameron doesn’t understand sport and it seems neither does he politics, as he said he had no concern that he could lose for he was sure of the support of at least three territories, hence would only need one single vote to win by a seven to six margin. This was the same slight edge by which he won in the past.

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