June 26, 2001

Wes Hall set to become next president of the West Indies Cricket Board

Former West Indies fast bowler, Wes Hall and Anguillian bank executive, Val Banks are likely to become the next president and vice president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

The WICB yesterday confirmed that Hall and Banks were the only nominees to fill the vacant posts of president and vice president of the regional body; this, in accordance with Article 92 of the WICB's Memorandum of Association.

The nomination of Hall, who is also a former chairman of selectors was supported by both the Barbados Cricket Association and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board of Control.

Meanwhile, Banks' nomination was supported by the Leeward Islands Cricket Association and the Barbados Cricket Association.

Election for the two top posts in West Indies cricket will take place on 21 July when the WICB convenes a special general meeting at the Savannah Hotel in Barbados.

The positions of president and vice-president became vacant after Jamaican lawyer Pat Rousseau and Antiguan business executive Clarvis Joseph resigned at a meeting of the WICB directors in Barbados earlier this month.

The elevation of Hall and Banks to the two top positions in West Indies cricket is likely to be a formality since the Memorandum of Association (Article 92) clearly states: "No person shall be eligible for election to the office of President or Vice President at any meeting of Members unless, not less than thirty days before the date appointed for the meeting of Members at which the election of the President or Vice President is due to be considered, there shall have been left at the office of the Secretary of the Board a nomination in writing, signed by two Full Members accompanied by a notice in writing signed by the nominee of his willingness to serve if elected."