Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) presidential candidate, Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, says it is rather unfortunate that there will be an election between himself and incumbent Dr Julian Hunte.
However, according to the Jamaican, who has served has Hunte's vice-president for the past three terms, he is up to the challenge.
"It is not a case of me running against Dr Hunte from the beginning as some may want to speculate," said Cameron.
"He had indicated that he was leaving the post and it was based on this fact, along with the encouragement of other board members, that I decided to run for the post.
"Unfortunately, now we are into an election."
Cameron and Hunte are the only two candidates who met the nomination deadline. A third potential candidate, former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, who was nominated by the Guyana Cricket Board, could not enter the race after at least two regional boards refused to second his nomination.
Cameron, a financial consultant by profession, was nominated for the post by the Windward Islands Cricket Board and the Jamaica Cricket Association, who are two of the board's six shareholders.
Dr Hunte, who is from the Windward Islands, was reportedly nominated by the Leeward Islands Cricket Association and the Barbados Cricket Association.
The nominees also have preferred vice-presidential running mates, with the Windwards and Jamaica nominating Dominican Emmanuel Nanthan and the Leeward Islands and Barbados backing Joel Garner.
The other shareholders are the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and the Guyana Cricket Board.
Each shareholder has two votes, with the tradition being that they vote en bloc.