JAMAICA OBSERVER – THE Independent Review Panel of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Sub-Committee on Cricket Governance has recommended that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be disbanded and an interim committee installed to run the affairs of cricket in the region, the Jamaica Observer can report.
The review panel submitted the report to Caricom last week after three months of consultations, during which it also conducted interviews and held deliberations. It was chaired by principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Professor V Eudine Barriteau, and included president of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Denis Byron, former Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies cricketer Deryck Murray, president of the Caribbean Development Bank Dr Warren Smith, and president of the Grenada Cricket Association Dwain Gill. It worked through the Guyana-based Caribbean Community Secretariat.
The committee was set up last April following an agreement at a meeting between the WICB and the Caricom Cricket Governance Sub-committee, the latter comprising prime ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua & Barbuda, Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada’s Dr Keith Mitchell.
An advisory issued by the Grenada Information Service yesterday informed regional media organisations that a media conference would be held today at the Ministry of Works Conference Room in the Grenada capital of St George’s starting at 3:00 pm Eastern Caribbean time (2:00 pm Jamaica time) to announce the findings of the Review Panel.
“The main issue to be addressed will be the committee’s report by the cricket review panel, as well as share the recommendations for the way forward for West Indies Cricket,” the advisory said.