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CRICKET: Cameron re-elected WICB president

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 2:57 PMJermaine Lannaman


Jamaican businessman Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron has been re-elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Cameron overcame the challenge of legendary Barbadian fast bowler, and president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Joel Garner, on a vote eight to four during the board's annual general meeting at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel today.

Cameron's vice-presidential partner, and re-election running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan, was also returned to his post via a vote of eight to four.

The Dominican diplomat, who is also president of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, turned back the challenge of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board director, businessman Baldath Mahabir.

Cameron and Nathan, who were elected on vote margins of 7-5 and 8-4 against Julian Hunte and Joel Garner, respectively, in 2013, will lead the regional organisation for another two years.

Cameron, 44, had campaigned on his accomplishments over the past term, including the setting up a fully professional four-day first-class in the Caribbean, as well as improvement in relations with the West Indies Players Association.

Garner, in the meantime, had proposed better governance and finance structures, and placing greater emphasis on develop programs aimed at improving the West Indies world rankings.