Windwards boss backs Cameron
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
President of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC), Emmanuel Nanthan, is firm in his belief that West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) presidential candidate, Jamaican Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, has what it takes to help take the game forward.
Nanthan, who is also president of the Dominica Cricket Association, says the 42-year old Cameron has demonstrated vision and foresight during his six years as vice-president to incumbent, Dr Julian Hunte, and given the needs of West Indies cricket at the moment is the right man for the job.
"Before Dr Hunte decided to seek re-election, several members of the board took the decision to move with Dave Cameron, as he has been a good servant of West Indies cricket," said Nanthan.
"He (Dave) has been the vice-president for the last three terms and we believe that he has good foresight and vision that is needed to take the board to another level," he added.
Cameron, a financial consultant and former treasurer of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), will go up against Hunte, who made an about-turn after earlier indicating that he was not going to seek re-election
Nanthan, meanwhile, will go up against Barbados and West Indies fast bowling legend, Joel Garner, for the post of vice-president.
The battle for all posts is expected to be closely contested at the annual general meeting of the board on March 27.
During the nomination process Cameron and Nathan were nominated by the WICBC and the Jamaica Cricket Association.
Hunte and Garner, in the meanwhile, were both nominated by the Leeward Islands and Barbados Cricket Associations.
Former West Indies captain Clyde Lloyd attempted to enter the presidential race after gaining the nod of the Guyana Cricket Board but he failed to pick up the nomination of another cricket territory.
The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board is the other regional territory that has shareholder and voting rights.
WICB elections rules and regulations require that each candidate for a post gets at least two nominations in order to be eligible to contest a poll
It is the second time that Lloyd has missed out on nomination for the post of president.
His previous attempt to run was blocked because at the time he was not living in the region, a prerequisite according to WICB statutes.