Skerritt makes last-ditch call for change ahead of CWI elections

By March 23, 2019
From left: Ricky Skerritt and Dave Cameron From left: Ricky Skerritt and Dave Cameron

Cricket West Indies presidential candidate, Ricky Skerritt, had one final message before Sunday’s election for the post takes place in Jamaica on Sunday – vote for change. 

The 62-year-old Skerritt and running mate, 35-year-old Dr Kishore Shallow, have been nominated for the positions of president and vice-president respectively and go up against three-time incumbents, Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan.

Skerritt’s position as challenger has strengthened over the last few weeks, with a number of former players and Windies officials in various capacities supporting his campaign.

According to the challenger, there are a number of things that mark him as distinct in this election race.

“Dr Shallow and I will bring integrity and a greater commitment to the needs of cricket. We will ensure that our executive management team is focused strongly on the underlying governance and performance principles that generate successful organizational change, learning and improvement,” he said.

“The results of these efforts usually hinge on leadership skills and the personal effectiveness of the people leading and implementing them. These principles are not new to us. To be successful, we need to continually rediscover them for ourselves, repackage them for our time, and make them relevant for today’s problems and circumstances,” he said.

Skerritt has also thanked the various arms of support he has received during the campaign.

That support includes Roger Harper, Sir Hillary Beckles, The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Sir Andy Roberts, and Sir Vivian Richards.

To them, he said: “Your words of encouragement have resonated with our entire team. West Indies Cricket has always been about the best of what we have to offer to the world. Our stakeholders, our fans and people of the region deserve better and our team is poised to serve.”  

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