ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Leeward Island Cricket Board has reshuffled their selection panel in the wake of the Regional four-day championship, with former Leeward Islands off-spinner Noel Guishard appointed the new chairman.
Former West Indies fast bowler Hamesh Anthony will also sit on the new panel alongside former Leeward Islands wicket-keeper Joel Simmonds and Leeward Islands Hurricanes head coach, Reginal Benjamin.
The panel, which will serve for a two-year period, replaces the previous one comprising Lawrence Carty, Livingstone Harris and Stewart Rawlins.
LICB chief executive, Richard Berridge, said the panel had been appointed at a critical period in Leeward Islands cricket.
“The LICB looks forward to the experienced and strategic inputs of this new panel, which will be functioning during a crucial transitioning and rebuilding period for Leewards cricket going forward,” Berridge said.
Guishard, who hails from St Kitts, played 54 first class games for Leeward Islands, taking 141 wickets. He is now a professional coach.
Anthony, meanwhile, now based in the US Virgin Islands, played three One-Day Internationals for West Indies in 1995 and also featured in 74 first class matches for the Leewards.
Simmonds is the youngest member of the panel at 40, and played regional one-day cricket up to 2007.
He turned out in 12 first class matches.
Hurricanes finished bottom of the Regional four-day championship which wrapped up last Monday.