Cricket fans in Saint Lucia will finally get a chanceto go one-one-one with the man at the helm of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Or at least, many-one-one.
A release from a lead official of the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) on Thursday indicated that Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron would be in Saint Lucia this month to continue his series of town hall meetings.
Announced in May, the WICB president’s town hall meetings are intended to encompass at least the 10 principal cricket-playing territories of the Caribbean, suposedly by the end of August.
But it’s been slow going for Cameron, who held the first meeting in May in Barbados, and the second in June in Dominica, just prior to the opening Test between the West Indies and Australia at the Windsor Park.
Now it’s Saint Lucia’s turn, in a meeting scheduled for Friday 17 July from 7pm at a venue yet to be determined. At that meeting, Cameron will be accompanied by his Vice President, Dominica’s Emmanuel Nanthan. Presumably, SLNCA president Julian Felix will also be in attendance.
The public will be invited to ask questions and to vent or articulate concerns about the present state and future development of West Indies cricket.
According to president Cameron: “We believe the public town-hall meeting is a great way to hear what people across the Caribbean have to say about the important issues facing their game.
“We want to restore the public confidence in the WICB and we can only do this if we talk to our public, the fans, sponsors and our governments.
“We are looking to engage in open, honest dialogue with the public, so we encourage all to attend and actively participate, as we seek to rebuild West Indies cricket together.”