(RJR) Less than three weeks after Jamaica’s Dave Cameron was re-elected for a third consecutive two-year term as president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley has publicly criticized the board, claiming the sport had been hijacked by a small clique of people.
Speaking on Wednesday on the CNC3 Morning Brew Programme in the twin island republic, Dr Rowley launched his broadside against the Cameron-led WICB.
“Caribbean cricket has been hijacked by a small clique of people who are hell bent on destroying Caribbean cricket and it is my position that unless the question is answered as to who owns that asset, we are spinning it up in mud. That question has been answered in Pakistan and Australia and new arrangements were put in place and they rebuilt their teams on the new arrangements. I was told in my face that you all have no say in this; this is West Indies Cricket Inc. and it is their shareholders that they have to please; I don’t know who the shareholders are. Unless there are drastic changes to the current arrangements, West Indies cricket will never get back to where we expect it to be,” said Rowley.
Cameron was the lone nominee for the position, and received 12 votes at the WICB Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 26 in Barbados.