Shivnarine Chanderpaul backs Dave Cameron for a fourth term

By March 21, 2019

Citing the development of regional cricket via the professional cricket league as his main reason, recently retired Windies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul is backing the incumbent Dave Cameron to serve another term as CWI president.

Chanderpaul was speaking at a Guyana Cricket Board ceremony honouring the Guyana Jaguars at the Grand Coastal Hotel on Wednesday.

“As a player for two decades and now a coach with the most successful franchise in the West Indies region, I have come to appreciate the tremendous work that administrators have to do behind the scene. I observe the recent development regarding the upcoming elections at Cricket West Indies, and would like to endorse the Cameron/Nanthan ticket,” Chanderpaul said while expressing views against Cameron expressed by former Windies captains Darren Sammy, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd.

The region’s most capped Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has thrown his support behind the incumbent Dave Cameron ahead of Sunday’s vote in Jamaica.

“My reason is simple. Over the past five years with the introduction of the franchise system, cricket in the Caribbean has seen quite an improvement. Mr Cameron, despite many challenges, has been able to stabilise West Indies cricket and he deserves a chance to continue to contribute to our growth and development in the region.”

Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan are hoping to win a fourth term in office but are facing a strong challenge from Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow.

However, Chanderpaul believes that what Cameron has achieved in expanding the number of regional players who have become professional cricketers under his watch, is making a difference.

“I remember as a kid coming up, playing for Guyana, we never had too much in place,” he said.

“We never had a contract, we never had anything. I had to find my own money from the country to get down to Georgetown, sometimes I had to stay with people in Georgetown because I couldn’t get transportation to get back home. But what the guys have now they have to be thankful, they have to be happy (and) cherish what you got.”

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