September 5, 2012

West Indies cricket

Hunte was my 'calming influence'

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Outgoing West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) CEO Ernest Hilaire tells the Trinidad and Tobago Express that president Julian Hunte was a remarkable man to work with. He looks back at his three-year stint and the "painful" and "brutal" decisions he had to take to turn floundering West Indies cricket around.

"You had selectors saying 'we're not sure exactly what the policy is. We select players and we are criticised. We change the players and the selection committee is changed, because people don't like the fact that the team is not performing and they don't like who is being picked on the team'. And there was no structure to it."

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