Highlights of WICB Draft Strategic Plan
On June 17th, 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston Jamaica, the Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board approved the Draft Strategic Plan (DSP). Following are some highlights of the DSP. The WICB’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Direction were restructured: Mission To manage, develop and promote cricket to the benefit and enjoyment of the West Indian people. Vision • To establish the WICB as an efficient and effective governing body • To provide successful and entertaining West Indies teams whilst demonstrating adherence to sporting ideals • To establish WICB as a commercially viable organization • To establish cricket as the sport of choice Strategic Direction We will establish the WICB as a world class governing body delivering high quality cricket, ensuring always that West Indian nationhood is safeguarded. We will create an environment where every child will want to play cricket and to represent the West Indies. The West Indies brand will be the most sought after in the cricketing world and the performance of our teams will forever be our greatest source of pride and joy. The DSP includes ten critical pillars: FIVE CRICKET MATTERS i) The performance of the West Indies Men’s Team is seen as a key barometer by which West Indies cricket is judged. The WICB will commit to the constant improvement of the performance of the West Indies Men’s Team. ii) The WICB will oversee the establishment of High Performance Centres in each territory as critical parts of the infrastructure for an overall High Performance Culture at all levels of cricket in the West Indies. iii) The WICB will ensure the establishment of high quality tournaments at all levels of West Indies cricket including ensuring that high quality pitches are produced for all tournaments. iv) The WICB will establish a cricket foundation to oversee the development of Grassroots Cricket. v) The WICB will work to re-establish and strengthen cricket in schools. FIVE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT MATTERS vi) The Board of Directors will set up a committee to review the appointment of directors as part of the need for the WICB’s governance structure to be more effective, functional, policy driven and transparent. vii) The WICB and each individual Territorial Boards will sign a Memorandum of Understanding as part of the establishment of a centralised cross-territorial plan for cricket development providing an elite player pathway available to any player or official in the Caribbean. viii) The WICB will create a framework for a thriving club game in the West Indies as it engages in making cricket the sport of choice. ix) The WICB will ensure that it has effective, collaborative working relationships with West Indies players and will work towards improving its relationship with WIPA. x) The WICB will re-engage a broad network of stakeholders including CARICOM, regional governments and Caribbean private sector, academia and civil society to enhance the cricket experience in the Caribbean. A more comprehensive version of the DSP will be made public at a later date.