West Indies cricket has a new man at the top

Whycliffe Cameron

WEST INDIES cricket has a new man at the helm. Whycliffe Cameron has been elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), after he beat the incumbent Julian Hunte 7-5 during the board’s annual general meeting in Barbados.

Cameron’s running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan of Dominica, is the new vice-president; he beat Barbados Cricket Association president Joel Garner 8-4 in the election.

Cameron, 42, was nominated by the Jamaica Cricket Association and seconded by the Windward Cricket Board. He has been a WICB director since 2002 and served as vice-president during Hunte’s tenure as president, which began in 2007.

After his victory a delighted Cameron said: “It was a long process and I travelled the length and breadth of the Caribbean, from Kingston, Jamaica to Georgetown, Guyana to be able to address the concerns of our stakeholders.”

“As we take over the reins of the WICB, we assume responsibility with very lofty goals in our minds and the understanding of the reason we are here and what everybody in the region is looking forward to us being able to accomplish.”

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