WICB’S new CEO visits St. Kitts

Mr. Michael Muirhead

ZIZ Sports…Nov. 15, 2012 — New Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board. Mr. Michael Muirhead visited St. Kitts on Wednesday 14th November. Mr. Muirhead who is on a familiarization visit throughout the Caribbean was accompanied by other top officials of the WICB. The other officials present were: Mr. Gregory Shillingford-Director and President of LICA; Ms Jennifer Nero-Director; Ms Verlyn Faustin-Corporate Secretary; Mr. Imran Khan—Corporate Communications Officer. Also present was Chairman of the interim Cricket committee on St. Kitts, Mr. Auckland Hector.

A press conference was held at the conference room of the Warner Park Stadium which started at 2.35 pm.

Local Sportscaster Vernon Springer welcomed the gathering to the event and then turned the proceedings over to Mr. Imran Kahn who indicated that apart from acquiring brief remarks from the individuals at the head table, the main purpose of the session was to formally introduce the new CEO to the cricket fraternity in St. Kitts and Nevis and to allow the members of the press ‘to grill him with their questions.’

Mr. Auckland Hector

Interim Chairman of the committee responsible for St. Kitts Cricket, Mr. Auckland Hector warmly welcomed the new CEO and noted that he had come at a time when the West Indian cricketing public was starting to have belief in their team again and noted that Sir Vivian Richards had previously stated that he was convinced that the glory days could return under Sammy. He noted that the CEO would not have been able to enjoy the full hospitality of St. Kitts during his short stay but gave him an open invitation to return in January when St. Kitts will play host to the South Africa and West Indies female teams for two one dayers.

The first female Director to the WICB Ms Jennifer Nero, then eloquently introduced the new CEO. She described him as a ‘highly trained professional who has not only hit the road running-but hit the road sprinting.’ She listed some of his many academic accolades and stated with confidence that ‘he will get the job done.’

Mr. Imran Khan referenced her introduction as the best one he has heard so far and this was agreed to by a nod from the CEO.

Local Cricket Officials with West Indies Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer

The man of the moment then briefly addressed the gathering. He spoke in glowing terms of the hospitality provided by the St. Kitts Interim Cricket committee and by members of the Government. He stated: “I will not take this lightly and when decisions are made, I may not make all the decisions but I can certainly influence some of them and I will remember this.’

He indicated that he was aware that he had taken a challenging job but stated that he was up to the challenge and would give it his all. He then opened the floor to questions from members of the press.

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