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Cameron vs Skerritt: Still no word from JCA on CWI election decision

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott - Gleaner Writer -


There is still no word as to who the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) will be supporting in Sunday's Cricket West Indies (CWI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and presidential election, set to take place here in Jamaica.

Diahann Campbell, JCA honourary secretary and the person responsible for divulging this information, said they are still in the process of ratifying the results of their vote on Monday and was unable to provide any indication of when the information will be available for disclosure.

Both CWI presidential candidates, Jamaica's incumbent Dave Cameron and St Kitts and Nevis' Ricky Skerritt met and made their presentations to the local cricket body last week, but with a mere three days to go before the AGM and elections, the JCA continues to keep their cards close to their chest.

"I can't give that information. The process is not yet completed, as soon as that process is complete, I will communicate with the executive," Campbell told The Gleaner. "The returning officer has not submitted the information, as soon as that is done, the executive will be communicated to."

Cameron 47, is seeking a fourth successive term in office and will again be partnered by vice-president, Emmanuel Nathan. The Jamaican was first elected in 2013, ousting St Lucia's Julian Hunte, to whom he served as vice president from 2007 until he took office in 2013.

Even though it was the JCA who nominated Cameron for the region's top cricket post, the association declared that it will not be insular in their selection and have listened to the arguments of both parties, before taking a vote among its members to determine who to support.

Skerritt has already received the backing of Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands, while Guyana, Barbados and Windward Island have thrown their support behind Cameron. So with the election expected to be a very close one, Jamaica's vote could be decisive in the whole outcome.

Nevertheless, Campbell insists they are not hiding away the information, they only need a little time to complete the ratification process.

"The JCA isn't holding on to the information. The JCA has embarked on a process and that process is not yet completed. I would have to speak to the returning officer (to know when it will be completed)," she added.