Cameron loses bid
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, has failed in his bid to extend his stay in office if he loses the next election carded for March, regional reports suggest.
The WICB directors have rejected a proposal for a president, defeated in an election, to remain in office until the end of the financial year, reliable sources have reported.
The proposal is contained in a document submitted by Cameron, first discussed at a December meeting in Port-of-Spain and later at a meeting in Antigua.
Cameron was seeking support to approve what has been termed an "induction phase", to allow for "a proper induction period and an introduction to the related structures of the WICB, such as the ICC (International Cricket Council)".
According to the document: "When an elected officer of the board loses his/her election bid, that person is required to demit office almost instantaneously. That creates a steep learning curve for the individuals assuming the reins of power."
The proposal needed to be supported by the directors, as well as the six WICB shareholders, to have been accepted.
Cameron has been under fire for his handling of the West Indies' aborted tour of India late last year. St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves, has called for him to step down, saying he is mainly responsible for the board facing a $41.97-million lawsuit.