Dave Cameron to face Skerritt challenge for CWI presidency

By February 21, 2019
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Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron will face a challenge to his attempt to lead the organization for a fourth term from former West Indies team manager, Ricky Skerritt.

Skerritt announced he would be in the running for the post that goes up for election on March 28 and announced a running mate in Dr Kishore Shallow, who will be challenging for the post of vice president. 

Both nominations were supported by the Leeward Islands Cricket Board, as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.

Skerritt has already announced his plans for the post, releasing a document called ‘Cricket First’, a 10-point plan focusing on returning the Windies to a situation of power.

The 62-year-old Skerritt’s plan focuses on skill and character development of young players and, according to the document, will use science and technology to build the systems that work.

To achieve those goals or to take on that plan, Skerritt believes he can re-allocate resources used for centralized activities to other areas like grassroots cricket, coaching development, and the governing bodies of the various territories.

“By my estimation, too much cost is being wasted on administrative and non-cricket related activities including the high price of running an elaborate office for the President,“ said Skerritt.

“The budget for the President’s office has been growing alarmingly in recent years, and I intend to reallocate a sizeable portion of that budget to grassroots cricket,” he said.

According to the 35-year-old Shallow, he supports Skerritt’s vision because he believes he shares the same philosophy as his older campaigner.

“Ricky and I share the philosophy that the actual cricket must be placed first, with absolutely no compromise. West Indies cricket remains an extraordinary global brand which by all calculations has significantly underachieved. By leading a harmonized effort of all stakeholders, we would be well on the pathway to overdue success,” said Swallow.

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