Sun | Jul 21, 2019

JCA to decide next week

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:45 AM
Dr Donovan Bennett (left), first vice-president, Jamaica Cricket Association and president Wilford ‘ Billy’ Heaven.

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) is scheduled to meet next week to decide on the candidate they will support for the post of president at this month’s Cricket West Indies (CWI) annual general meeting (AGM).

Both incumbent and Dave Cameron of Jamaica and challenger Ricky Skerritt of St Kitts and Nevis, made presentations to the JCA’s top brass in Kingston yesterday.

Dr Donovan Bennett, first vice-president of the JCA, said both candidates make very solid presentations and the local association will soon be meeting to make a final decision on who will get its vote.

“I think we will come with a decision sometime next week,” Dr Bennett said.

Twelve votes are up for grabs, two for each of six regional territories.

Skerritt, a former manager of the West Indies senior men’s team will be seeking to replace Cameron, at the March 24 AGM, which will take place in Jamaica.

Skerritt’s running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, will be up against Emmanuel Nathan for the post of vice-president.

The Barbados, Guyana, and Windward Islands cricket associations have reportedly decided to throw their support behind Cameron while Skerritt has already gained support from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and the Leeward Islands Cricket Association.

Cameron is seeking a fourth successive term as president of CWI.

R.B.