Performance of regional team concerns Leewards board

January 29, 2016
Cameron

President of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) Enoch Lewis said it would be a board decision as to who the association supports for president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) ahead of next year's polls.

Lewis, a former Leeward Islands batsman, made the revelation after defeating outgoing president Auckland Hector six to one at the recent LICA annual general meeting.

"It is not a decision before us now, so that is not the focus now," he said.

It is understood that Lewis, in beating Hector, a renowned supporter of WICB president Dave Cameron, got the votes of Antigua, Nevis, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, and St Maarten.

Hector, whose administration had openly supported Cameron in his re-election bid last year, won the vote of Anguilla, with St Kitts, the birthplace of Hector, reportedly abstaining.

Cameron went on to defeat Joel Garner eight to four, with his other open supporters being the Guyana Cricket Board, the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control, and the Jamaica Cricket Association.

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and the Barbados Cricket Association openly supported Garner.

"There have been results in terms of the setting up of the professional league (first-class) and efforts to push the game forward, however, the results of the West Indies on the field of play continue be a real cause of concern." said Lewis

Cameron and his administration have come under pressure in recent times as it relates to the governance of the game in the region.

Top among these is a scathing criticism by CARICOM, which, following a commissioned review of the operations of the WICB, labelled the organisation "incompetent, and recommended the "immediate dissolution" of its board.

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