West Indies news March 28, 2011

Julian Hunte re-elected WICB chief

ESPNcricinfo staff

Julian Hunte has been re-elected as president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a third consecutive term. Hunte has been in the position since 2007, and will now stay at the helm till March 2013. Whycliffe Cameron will remain the WICB's vice-president.

"We are at a critical stage in West Indies cricket in terms of the setting up the infrastructure to take us forward," Hunte said. The board, under Hunte, has initiated several projects, like the Cricket Foundation, the Sagicor High Performance Center and Digicel Grassroots programmes for the betterment of West Indies cricket.

"We have commenced the process of the development of West Indies cricket at all levels and must see it through," Hunte said. "Thus far, this board has had significant progress in revitalising West Indies A Team programmes, women's cricket, Caribbean Twenty20 and the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket to ensure that our cricket is strong again at all levels."

Referring to West Indies' quarter-final exit at the World Cup, following a thumping defeat against Pakistan, Hunte said the team had a lot of work ahead of it. "We all share in the disappointment of the fans with the recent performance in the World Cup," he said. "We are happy that the team made it to the quarter-finals, but we expected a better performance and greater fighting spirit from our players."