West Indies cricket September 5, 2005

Brancker resigns as head of World Cup committee

Cricinfo staff

Rawl Brancker: end of a two-year stint © Getty Images

Rawle Brancker has resigned from his post as chairman of the West Indies organising committee for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Brancker, a former Barbados cricketer, tendered his resignation on Saturday during a meeting with organisers in St. Kitts without giving a reason, according to a statement from the West Indies board. Brancker's resignation was accepted by Kenneth Gordon, the president of the West Indies board, and the statement also added that several other non-executive directors, who were present at the meeting, also resigned.

Brancker took the position in 2003 and there is no immediate word on his successor. Gordon thanked Brancker for his work preparing for the 2007 World Cup, to be held in the region for the first time.

Cricket officials will begin another series of meetings in St. Kitts on September 5 at which they are expected to discuss possible replacements.