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Cameron's moment of madness

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM


I cannot recall ever having seen such a display of poor judgement by a public figure as has been exhibited by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron in his retweet of a derogatory tweet from his Twitter micro-blogging account about one of the WICB's players, Christopher Gayle. The published retweet reads: "Gayle goes ... can't buy a run. Let's give him a retirement package."

This must have been an irredeemable moment of madness on Mr Cameron's part and a source of great embarrassment to his colleagues on the board and management of WICB who appear to be working to heal the long-standing poor relationship with their contracted players.

If the WICB has a code of ethics and conduct, which it ought to have, Mr Cameron should be called to give an account for his action. Even if it does not have one, his position as president has been rendered untenable by his action and he should do the decent thing and resign promptly to preserve the integrity of the organisation.