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.”
The Corporate Secretary, Verlyn Faustin, confirmed that Cameron and Nanthan were the only two nominees received for the posts of President and Vice President respectively.
Both Cameron and Nanthan have already served two year terms in the respective positions. The posts will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) also due on the same day. The election and AGM are scheduled for Antigua.
The President’s Report and the Audit Risk and Compliance Report (ARCC) will be received at the one-day meeting. The ARCC Report will be an update on the risk and compliance environment of the WICB.
The full meeting will consist of territorial board stakeholders and special members. The Directors of the Board have been invited to attend the AGM. The special members are the West Indies Umpires Association, West Indies Players Association, CARICOM, Association of Colleges and Tertiary Institutions, Association of Caribbean Media Workers, and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce.
The meeting falls on the day between the first two one-day-internationals (ODI) between the West Indies and England, March 3 & 5 in Antigua. The third ODI is scheduled for Barbados March 9.
Cameron stays at the helm of the regional body despite calls for his removal from some members of Caricom. Despite the trials Cameron has faced during his two tenures, he has to his credit two World T20 titles (Men and Women) and also an Under-19 World Cup crown.
He has also been able to take the regional body from a disastrous financial position into one of profitability and this under the serious economic constraints in the Caribbean currently.
SOURCE: www.guardian.co.tt (Vinode Mamchan)