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Former Windies Player Warns Politicians To Stay Out Of Sports

Former Windies and Jamaica cricket player, Maurice Foster is warning government in the region to stay out of sports.

Foster’s call comes against a new move by Caricom leaders to intervene in the restructuring of Windies cricket setup.

The heads of Caricom have long pushed for the dissolution of the current West Indies board despite the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) request to have Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron at any meeting between the two bodies.

“If Caricom is so committed to West Indies Cricket, why haven’t they all gotten together and put some funds into the development West Indies Cricket instead of using the cricket as a political football?” Foster questioned.

Foster who played 14 tests and two ODIs for the Caribbean team says it would be better off if the regional leaders invested more in the region.

“In terms of approaching ICC there’s a format; there’s a way of doing things and you have to negotiate obviously with who is in charge of West Indies cricket before you take that to the ICC,” said Foster.

Foster opines that regional government intervention in the sports may be more of a hindrance than helpful.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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