ST JOHN’S, Antigua — President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron last week continued his initiative to meet with heads of government of the Caribbean to discuss matters regarding the development and improvement of cricket in the region.
|WICB president Whycliffe Cameron addresses a media conference in Grenada during his visit to that country: WICB Media photo|
On Thursday, June 13, Cameron met and had discussions with the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, in Kingstown. One day later, Cameron met with the prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell in St George’s.
“These meetings are crucial in setting the framework with the political leaders of the region towards ensuring that they are fully briefed on all matters relating to the regional sport. It is critical that we at the West Indies Cricket Board keep the leaders of each of our countries informed with regard to our plans and programmes and that they are aware of the challenges and difficulties which we face. It is also valuable to have their perspective on what they think are the issues regarding the sport,” Cameron noted.
“We shared thoughts, ideas and suggestions and at the next meeting of the Board, I will share with my team. We value the inputs as we are strategically looking to reposition cricket,” he said.
“I wish to thank Prime Ministers Drs Gonsalves and Mitchell for taking the time to meet with my team to have frank and open discussions and especially thank them for certain commitments which they have each made to support the growth and development of West Indies cricket,” Cameron continued.
Since being elected, Cameron has either paid courtesy calls or met with the prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller; the president of Guyana, Donald Ramotar; the prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas; and the prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit. Cameron also met with Stephen Lashley, minister of sport of Barbados.