July 31, 2007

West Indies cricket

The elevation of Ramnarine

Nishi Narayanan

The Editors of the Jamaica Gleaner doubt that the move by the new West Indies Cricket Board president, Julian Hunte, to include the West Indies Players' Association chief executive, Dinanath Ramnarine, in the WICB as a non-member director is going to make the WIPA "part of the solution instead of continuing to be perceived as part of the problem", as Hunte had said.

Mr. Hunte has merely advanced an approach by his predecessor, Mr. Ken Gordon, who had named Sir Alister McIntyre, former captain Clive Lloyd and Sir Granville Phillips as directors.

The editorial goes on to question the approach to the appointment:

The announcement suggests that Ramnarine named to represent WIPA, was specifically appointed. We would have expected that the offer would have been made to WIPA to name a representative and allow the membership or executive of that organisation to appoint the individual. Or, perhaps it is assumed that Ramnarine is the sum total of WIPA.

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