We are competent - Cameron defends WICB

November 27, 2015

Head of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, has defended the managerial competency of the organisation, saying that it is made up qualified individuals.

"Much has been said about the leadership, and, governance in West Indies cricket," said Cameron, while addressing a Kiwanis Club of Downtown Kingston earlier this week.

"While it may difficult to separate them, I must say that the governance we practise at the West Indies cricket board is not a department. It is our job."

The inference from Cameron comes weeks after a CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee Review Panel, made recommendations for an overhaul of the management systems and personnel at the Antigua-based institution.

The Panel, which featured several regional luminaries, including former West Indies player, Derrick Murray, in its findings called for the 18-member board to hand in their recommendations, and suitable qualified professionals take over.

"The Panel recommends a board comprising nine members selected on the basis of proven professional competencies," the report said.

However, according to Cameron, the board already has such individuals.

"The current management at the WICB is a professional one, as it includes persons with MBA's, and other high levels qualifications," he said.

He added: "We have a team for the last two years and eight months, who has worked assiduously to implement a business model, and, in the few years will convert into a positive outcome."

The WICB, which agreed to the setting up of the Review Panel, is slated to the Cricket Governance Committee on December 4.

This follows a request by the Committee, which is headed by Grenadian Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, and includes the prime ministers of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda, Dr Ralph Gonzales and Gaston Brown, respectively.

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