Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ricky Skerritt Wins CWI Presidential Election

Sports Max:– Former West Indies Cricket team manager Ricky Skerritt has been appointed as the new president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) after securing the necessary votes at the association’s Annual General Meeting, at the Jamaica Pegasus on Sunday.

By the official count, Skerritt and his running mate Dr Kishore Shallow defeated incumbents Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan by an 8-4 margin.  Unofficially it is reported that Skerritt and Shallow managed to secure the support of Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands and Camron’s home nation Jamaica.  The incumbents Cameron and Nantan are believed to have received the support of Barbados and Guyana.

The result ended a three-term spell for the Jamaican, which spanned a six-year period.  Cameron was first elected to the office in 2013 when he toppled former St Lucian diplomat Julian Hunte, to whom he had served as vice-president from 2007 until he took office.

During his tenure, Cameron has been credited with implementing improved retainer contracts for players and officials, restructuring the regional competitions and improved relations with the West Indies Player’s Association (WIPA).  On his watch, the Windies team while struggling in the world rankings, claimed two T20 world titles, and the women’s and youth titles.

Heading into the election the Kittitian Skerritt had painted the incumbent as not having enough of a pro-cricket stance with his governance and failing to commit to the establishment of term limits.


  1. Democracy, at it’s best, Congratulations, to the winners. Thanks to those who served also. Hope windies Cricket wins? We go see. Good luck going forward. May we the fans, see the true results of the in coming, administrators.

  2. Ha,ha,ha, I’m so elated to see the demise of this big idiot.The hefty entertainment allowance of over US $100,000.00 ,is finally over.Mr Skerrit, I take this opportunity in congratulating you.I,wish you and your team good luck and is expecting to see a dramatic change in West Indies Cricket.I, urge and will support a thorough investigation into this idiot style of management and hoping that when he’s found culpable that he’s made to account for his wrong doings in a Court of law.Now Mr Julian Charles, finally you’ve opened your eyes, bravo to to you. I’m reserving until later.

  3. Congratulations Mr. Skerrit and Dr. Kishmore, I thought you guys didn’t stand a chance after hearing the Windwards and others just throwing themselves unto Cameron but eventually saw the light. I pray that you guys will put your heads together and work in the interest of CWI which has suffered tremendously over the past six years. It will take some time and will not happen over night. So good luck to you both.

  4. Honestly, I’m relieved and delighted at the same time. Congrats to the winners. Much work to do, unfortunately it did not come earlier to help the likes of Sammy, Bravos, Chanderpaul etc.

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