‘CWI player-centric approach a failure’ – former WI cricket boss Cameron claims needs of few players put over needs of region

By Sports Desk October 26, 2022

Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has branded the player-centric approach employed by the incumbent administration as a failure, insisting it prioritizes the needs of a few players over those of the region.

After surprisingly ending six years of the Cameron administration in 2019, the Skerritt and Shallow body promised significant improvements to the player, regional cricket board dynamic, which had soured over previous decades.

Under the new administration, the cricketers, board and players association seem to enjoy a less acrimonious existence, but previous issues of players choosing to make themselves unavailable for the regional team, while continuing to take part in lucrative T20 leagues around the world has remained an issue. 

The Skerritt association has, however, insisted that no action would be taken against players who choose to go that route.  Cameron has again questioned the merit of the approach.  

“The Shallow-Skerritt experiment has failed, basically what that Shallow-Skerritt experiment did was it put the players ahead of the region and that is the challenge,” Cameron told the Mason and Guest radio program.

“Someone had attacked me and said some players weren’t happy and I said to him you could name the players that weren’t happy on one hand versus the region,” he added.

“If you are running a business and you are trying to move the system forward you have to look at greater good not just what’s good for a few players.”

 

 

 

 

 

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