Sarwan giving Skerritt ‘props’
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
Former Test captain and stroke-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan has praised Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt for making the “hard decisions” since coming to office a year ago and wants to see him continue the roll-out of his agenda.
Skerritt, a former tourism minister in St Kitts and Nevis, stunned three-term incumbent Dave Cameron in March last year in elections in Jamaica to assume the top position in CWI.
“When he came in it was a difficult time, not only the financial challenges they had to deal with, but, so far, you got to give him the props where someone deserves props,” Sarwan told Kaieteur News here.
“He has been doing a good job and has had to make hard decisions, and it’s good to see when you have to make harsh decisions, you make them in the right way.
“So I would like to see him continue in the path they are going so in the coming months they could get some of the things they have been working [on] and they have promised come to fruition.”
Skerritt took controversial decisions within a month of assuming the presidency, axing then Windies men’s head coach Richard Pybus and his staff and replacing the entire selection panel at all levels in a bold shake-up.
After overseeing a failed World Cup campaign in June, all-rounder Jason Holder was subsequently replaced as one-day captain by Kieron Pollard who also assumed responsibility of the Twenty20 unit from Carlos Brathwaite.
Sarwan was one of the former Test players asked by CWI to work with the men’s side as a consultant when he helped with preparation for the tour of Ireland last May.