The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in the West Indies.
It was originally formed in the early 1920s as the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (and is still sometimes called by that name) but changed its name in 1996.
As part of a restructuring exercise, the Board was renamed Cricket West Indies in November 2015.
The Board has its headquarters in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.
Today, the man at the helm of this august and lofty institution is President Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron.
Now, as the new cricket year begins, here are 10 things that you should know about the current President:
1. Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron was born on April 8, 1971
2. Cameron attended Clan Carthy Primary School and Kingston College
3. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from UWI in Hotel Management, with 1st Class Honors (1989 – 1992). He later pursued and graduated from UWI with an MSc, degree in Computer Based Management Information Systems (1995 – 1997)
4. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Infiniti Capital Jamaica
5. He has been President of WICB since 27 March 2013
6. He is credited with installing a professional franchise structure at the domestic level, improving relations with the West Indies Players Association, and putting in place a fresh memorandum of understanding with the players that should lend financial security to not just the internationals but also to players from the regional teams
7. He was re-elected WICB president for a second term until 2017, after defeating his sole challenger, former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner, with a convincing 8 votes to 4 margin
8. He is an avid golf, squash, and cricket fan
9. He has served as the vice president of the St. Ann Parish Association, Team Manager and President of Kensington Cricket Club. He was also Treasurer of the Jamaica Cricket Association
10. Cameron received overwhelming support for his presidency by cricket fans on facebook
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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