Regulating WI cricket for the public good
DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Prime Ministers Sub-committee on Cricket was urged to forge ahead with installing a governance framework for the sport.
The call was made by Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, at CARICOM’s 29th Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting being held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on February 26-27.
Prime Minister Mitchell pointed out that as a “regional public good” West Indies cricket must be the subject of the regulatory framework. In fact, the Sub-Committee on Cricket had acknowledged that a governance framework that respected the rules and independence mandated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was needed.
The committee also recognised that the provision of a proper framework for stakeholders in the governance of West Indies cricket needed.
“I urge the chairman of the subcommittee…to seriously re-examine the recommendation and champion our approach to addressing these issues so that West Indies cricket does not continue to wallow in the land of underperformance and mismanagement,” PM Mitchell said.
Dr. Mitchell, an ardent cricket enthusiast, charged the regional leaders to “move beyond entrenched, polarised positions which have not been helpful to the re-emergence of West Indies cricket supremacy”.
By: Tiffny Rhodius