WICB & JCA hold historic meeting
Kingston, Jamaica – The Boards of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board and the Jamaica Cricket Association met in Kingston Jamaica last Sunday to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest. The meeting was the first of its kind between the WICB and JCA and was requested by the newly elected executive of the JCA. The agenda included Cricket Development, Player Management and Industrial Relations, Funding for Regional Tournaments and International Matches, Governance Structure and Operations, Communications and the Chris Gayle issue. “The WICB views it as most important to conduct these dialogues with our constituent bodies so that we have commonality of understanding throughout the region on the critical issues,” said WICB President Dr. Julian Hunte who chaired the meeting. “We welcome opportunities such as these to meet with the territorial boards to listen to their views and share information as we chart the way forward in West Indies cricket,” Dr Hunte. added. “It was a most productive initiative and one which we must consider doing in a more structured manner with all territorial boards,” Dr. Hunte opined. Newly elected JCA President Lyndel Wright shared similar sentiments: “The JCA asked for this meeting with the WICB so as to ensure that our full Board has a clear understanding – directly from the Board of the WICB – what some of the critical issues in West Indies cricket are and what the approaches are in tackling these issues.” “While we thought this meeting was important for the JCA we are convinced that it would be useful for the WICB to conduct such meetings with all the other territorial boards so that they too can benefit from direct contact and information sharing with the WICB,” Wright added. The WICB was represented by Dr. Hunte, Vice President Dave Cameron, Directors Conde Riley, Gregory Shillingford, Baldath Mahabir, Dr. Allen Sammy, Corporate Secretary Stephen Camacho, WICB CEO Dr. Ernest Hilaire and Director of Cricket Tony Howard. The JCA was represented by Wright, Vice President Milton Henry, Secretary Fritz Harris, directors Wavell Hinds, Junior Stewart and Deltonio Williams, Assistant Secretary Ian Brown and Assistant Treasurer Maurice Clarke.