Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) vice-president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron believes he still has a chance of getting the votes of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) and the Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) during the upcoming presidential elections, despite not getting their approval during the nomination process.
The Jamaican businessman, who was nominated by the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) and the Jamaica Cricket Association, in outlining his position, said he has been making representations to the BCA and LICA, and based on their reactions, there is good reason to be optimistic.
"The Leewards and Barbados Cricket Association votes are, in my view, not foregone conclusions," he said.
"I have been speaking to membership of both associations, and to the voters, and their reactions have been fairly good, and over the course of the next two weeks will continue to do so with the hope of getting them to see what I am trying to achieve," he added.
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But what about the fact that BCA president, Joel Garner, is running as vice-president on Dr Hunte's ticket?
Cameron said that while it is a sign of the direction the BCA was heading Garner does not have a vote, and as such, if he can convince the membership of the BCA to support him he has a shot.
"The thing about it is that this time around Mr Garner does not have a vote, and as such, there are two separate representatives who will carry the vote for the BCA," he explained.
"My discussion, therefore, has been with them to convince them about the way forward, and that is what I am working on."
He added: "As for the Leewards, the situation with them is fluid. I think there are some of the members who want to look at my mandate, and I also plan to have further discussions with them as well.
The elections, which will be held in two week's time in Barbados, are expected to one of the closest in years.
The Guyana Cricket Board and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board are the other territorial boards which are entitled to two votes each during the elections.
WICBC president Emmanuel Nanthan is the other vice-presidential candidate.