Degenerating WICB Can’t Ignore Call For Change

Veteran sports journalist Tony Cozier in an article on the website noted, “it has become a habitual question that continues to defy an acceptable answer. The West Indies Cricket Board has twice commissioned reports to recommend changes to its governance. Each time it ignored their main points.

Cricket BallHe bemoaned the fact that the team that has dominated the world for 15 years now languishes near the bottom of the ICC rankings and furthermore is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

He stated that the former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has complained that after working on a document to effect changes he along with other committee members view the work done as a waste of two years of their lives given the lack of implementation of recommendations made.

Cozier also said, “Five years later, Queen’s Counsel Charles Wilkin of St. Kitts-Nevis, at one time a left-arm spinner for Cambridge University and the Leeward Islands, heatedly quit as head of the governance committee after the WICB directors “refused to make any change at all to the current structure.” He charged that the incumbents “wanted to preserve at all costs all of their positions on the board.”

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