For immediate release Windies Cricket
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Decisions following Meeting of Board of Directors - Minister Ricky Skerritt & Grace Kennedy CEO Don Wehby elected non-member directors - Nero, Reis re-elected non-member directors Port of Spain, Trinidad – The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board met at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, Trinidad today and following is a summary of the major decisions taken .
The Board re-elected Mr. Clifford Reis and Mrs Jennifer Nero as directors of the WICB. Mrs Nero was the first female director of the West Indies Cricket Board, having first been appointed in 2011.
The Board elected Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumers Affairs of St Kitts, The Honourable Richard ‘Ricky’ Skerritt (who was nominated by CARICOM) and Chief Executive Officer of Grace Kennedy Ltd, Mr. Don Wehby as non-member directors.
The full Board of Directors now reads: Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron – President Emmanuel Nanthan – Vice President Joel Garner Conde Riley Anand Sanasie Anand Kalladeen Lyndel Wright Milton Henry Gregory Shillingford Enoch Lewis Elson Crick Julian Charles Dr. Allen Sammy Baldath Mahabir Jennifer Nero Clifford Reis Richard ‘Ricky’ Skerritt Don Wehby Former non-member director Professor Sir Hilary Beckles who was nominated for re-election had earlier declined the nomination.
The Board takes the opportunity to thank Sir Hilary for his invaluable service to West Indies Cricket as a director from 2007 to 2013 and looks forward to his continued support and contribution in other capacities including as member of the HPC Committee to which he has been re-appointed.
The Board approved a revised WICB Code of Ethics for Directors. The Board approved reconstituted and new Committees as follows: Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (newly constituted) (Members TBA) Chief Executives/Secretaries Committee (newly constituted) Chief Executive Officer, Michael Muirhead – Chairman CEO/Secretaries of each Territorial Board Cricket Committee Julian Charles – Chairman Joel Garner Nehemiah Perry Courtney Walsh Lyndel Wright West Indies Players
Association representative West Indies Cricket Umpires Association representative Director of Cricket (Manager, Cricket Operations until DoC is appointed) West Indies Senior Men’s Team Head Coach – Ottis Gibson Chairman of Selectors – Clyde Butts WICB Vice President Emmanuel Nanthan – ex-officio Cricket Development Committee (re-instated) Vice President Emmanuel Nanthan – Chairman Dr. Allen Sammy Anand Sanasie Fritz Harris Gregory Willock Disciplinary Tribunal (Members TBA) Facilities Committee (formerly Pitch and Grounds Committee) Gregory Shillingford – Chairman Joel Garner (NB: Chairman to co-opt personnel/expertise as needed) Finance Committee Enoch Lewis – Chairman Patricia Greenidge Anand Kalladeen Jennifer Nero Chief Executive Officer, Michael Muirhead WICB Chief Financial Officer, Barry Thomas Governance and Nominations Committee (newly constituted) (Members TBA) High Performance Centre Committee Dr. Allen Sammy – Chairman Professor, Sir Hilary Beckles Fritz Harris Gregory Shillingford Lyndel Wright Director of Cricket (Manager, Cricket Operations until DoC is appointed) SAGICOR HPC Head Coach SAGICOR HPC Manager, Development Programmes Chairman, Medical Panel Human Resources Development Committee Elson Crick – Chairman Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon Colin Barnett Milton Henry Chief Executive Officer – Michael Muirhead WICB Manager, Corporate Services – Simone Davis International Fixtures Committee Chairman of Finance Committee, Enoch Lewis – Chairman Chairman of Cricket Committee, Julian Charles Chairman of Marketing and Business Development Committee (TBA) Chief Executive Officer, Michael Muirhead Director of Cricket (Manager, Cricket Operations until DoC is appointed) Marketing and Business Development Committee (Members TBA) Medical Panel Dr. Akshai Mansingh (Chief Medical Officer) Dr. Renee Best (Rehabilitation Coordinator) Dr. Anyl Goopeesingh (Sports Medicine Specialist/Performance Enhancement Manager) Chief Executive Officer, Michael Muirhead Director of Cricket (Manager, Cricket Operations until DoC is appointed) West Indies Team Phsyiotherapist, CJ Clarke West Indies Team Strength and Conditioning Trainer, Hector Martinez-Charles Provident Fund Committee (Members TBA) Umpires and Match Referees Sub-Committee Dr. Allen Sammy – Chairman Lennox John Two representatives of West Indies Cricket Umpires Association Anand Sanasie Director of Cricket (Manager, Cricket Operations until DoC is appointed) The committees have been appointed for a period of two years as per the WICB Articles of Association.
The Board of Directors also approved a decision to appoint the following members to the Caribbean Premier League Tournament Committee (as is required by the WICB Licensing Agreement with Verus International: The Right Honourable PJ Patterson – Chairman Zorol Barthley Conde Riley Walter Scott, QC The CPL appointees to the CPL Tournament Committee are: Ian Bishop Lance Gibbs Charles Wilkin, QC .
The Board agreed to explore mechanisms by which: (i) the Head Coaches of each senior men’s territorial team along with the West Indies Men’s Team Head Coach, West Indies Women’s Team Head Coach, SAGICOR HPC Head Coach and Head Coach of the Combined Campuses and Colleges meet in a structured manner to discuss matters of importance to West Indies cricket. (ii) the West Indies Chairman of Selectors, West Indies Senior Men’s Team Head Coach, Chairmen of Selectors for each Territorial Senior Men’s Team to meet in a structure manner to discuss matters of importance to West Indies cricket. (iii) the services of former players are utilized in the development of West Indies cricket.
The Board approved the following schedules for regional junior cricket tournaments: Under 17 Tournament – June 29 – July 8 – Tobago Under 15 Tournament – July 10 – 26 – Jamaica Under 19 Tournament – July 10 – August 10 – Leeward Islands (country TBC) 7. The Board approved the following commercial contracts (i) Scotiabank – official bank of West Indies Cricket and sponsor of Kiddy Cricket (this represents a renewal of the longstanding sponsorship) (ii) Official West Indies Team Sponsor for ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and ICC World Twenty20 Tournament 2014 (iii) Title sponsor for the Tri Nations Series – West Indies/India/Sri Lanka, June – July 2013 in the Caribbean Specific details regarding the West Indies Team Sponsorship for the named ICC events and title sponsorship for the Tri Nations Series will be announced at a later date. A further announcement will be made relating to other decisions taken at the Board Meeting after all the relevant parties have been informed.