Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
West Indies wicketkeeping legend Jeffery Dujon says he hopes Clive Lloyd will continue to make a contribution to the regional game, despite him losing out on nomination for West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president.
Describing the former ICC World Cup-winning captain as a man of stature, Dujon added that it would be a pity if Lloyd were to walk away, as he still remains a well-respected figure in cricket.
"What will happen going forward is anybody's guess, but if he (Lloyd) still feels a commitment to West Indies cricket, which I hope he does, I am hoping that this will not be the last of him," said Dujon.
"It's unfortunate from the point of view of the stance that he took regarding the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the Interim Management Committee (IMC) situation, as we need people of his stature in West Indies cricket.
"But life is about choices, and we have to live with the consequences," he added.
Lloyd, who is a member of the prestigious ICC cricket committee, missed out on the presidency after he failed to pick up a second nomination vote.
He had the backing of his native GCB, but efforts to convince at least one of the other five territorial boards to back his bid proved futile.
According to Dujon, one of reasons behind the rejection of Lloyd could have been as a result of his being chairman of the IMC, which has been at loggerheads with the GCB.
The IMC was set up by the Guyana government in response to allegations of widespread corruption at the GCB.
Some of the allegations included fraudulent elections, and the misappropriation of funds.
The GCB, however, has strongly denied the claims, saying that the IMC is an attempt by the government to take over the running of cricket in the country.
The WICB presidential elections, which are held every two years, will take place later this month in Barbados.
Incumbent president, Dr Julian Hunte, will go up incumbent vice-president and Jamaican businessman, Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, for the position.