Cricket West Indies (CWI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) fiasco has hurt West Indies cricket.
This was as the opinion of CWI Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, who said the recent postponement of the AGM, has threatened to derail much of the significant progress made in repairing the West Indies cricket brand in recent years.
In the wake of the fiasco, Grave said CWI had been forced to reach out to the governing body’s commercial partners and other stakeholders to reassure them about the stability of West Indies cricket.
He stressed it was critical the postponed AGM scheduled for April 11 came off as planned so as to prevent any further fallout and damage to the West Indies cricket brand.
“I think very clearly the reputation of this organization in the eyes of the world is massively important to the brand of West Indies cricket,” Grave said.
The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) and Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) both snubbed the first AGM last month virtual meeting to elect a president and vice-president, leaving the meeting short of a nine-member quorum and forced its postponement.
The postponement stalled the presidential elections in which GCB’s representative Anand Sanasie was challenging Skerrit for the presidency and BCA’s Calvin Hope was coming up against CWI Vice-President, Dr. Kishore Shallow. Both Sanasie and Hope subsequently announced they were dropping out of the race.