The CARICOM has maintained and stuck to its decision to dissolve the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and has also stated that it will soon be creating a prime-ministerial sub-committee that will have greater say on Cricket in the Caribbean. The regional body also disregarded Gaston Browne’s say on the matter as the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister had rejected the idea of dissolving the WICB. Browne feels the dissoultion of the WICB will lead to chaos and confusion and was therefore completely against the recommendation. A earlier report by a CARICOM cricket panel last year had called the WICB’s structure and governance as ”antiquated”, “obsolete” and “anachronistic”.
After the CARICOM Heads of Government gathering, held in Guyana finished on July 6, Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell told Jamaica Gleaner, “We will do everything conceivable to impact the choice,” on July 6 in Guyana. We’re taking a gander at legitimate alternatives on the premise that cricket is an open decent keep running by a private foundation.”
Mitchell who had additionally upheld the board’s discoveries a year ago said it was not his alone, it was an aggregate decison and accordingly Browne’s stand didn’t stand much risk.
He said, “It is a typical position of the Heads, not singular positions, and we can’t work on the premise of individual positions, it’s about the Heads,” as cited by CMC. “When I communicated my assessments on cricket, it was about what the Heads said – the advisory group that we built up mutually with the West Indies Cricket Board – and we concurred between the subcommittee and the West Indies Cricket Board to actualize the proposals. So it was not a Keith Mitchell choice, it was not a Keith Mitchell action, it was an advisory group set up by the West Indies Cricket Board and the Heads of Government,” he included. Perused: Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne rejects call for dissolving WICB
In the mean time, Browne who upheld the WICB said – “That (suggestion to break up) is a formula for mayhem and disarray and we are completely contradicted to any constrained disintegration of the West Indies Cricket Board,”
Be that as it may, CARICOM was determined in its methodology as Roosevelt Skerrit, the Dominica PM and administrator of CARICOM said, “There were two preceding; one on administration issues and one of the bigger issues facing cricket… this is another board of trustees on cricket ordered to inspect all matters identifying with the improvement of cricket, which is a wide zone of fixation.”