Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has slammed West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron saying he has shown an “amazing level of disrespect” not to meet urgently with CARICOM leaders over the Governance Review Panel report.
Mitchell, chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee stopped short of issuing an ultimatum to the WICB, but urged Cameron to rethink his position not to accommodate a meeting with regional Heads of Government before the Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 12 in St. Lucia.
Cameron has been adamant about the WICB’s ability to accommodate the Caribbean leaders prior to the already scheduled meeting and reiterated this position in written communication to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque recently.
“It is quite amazing the level of disrespect. The level of lack of understanding of the importance of this quite frightening and I don’t think I should hold back any words,” Mitchell spoke bluntly, on the last day of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting in Dominica, recently.
“I expect the president of the West Indies Cricket Board to respect the leadership of the Caribbean, the leadership of the people of the region and to give effect to an urgent meeting.
The meeting was called to discuss the findings of the governance review panel which has recommended the dissolution of the regional cricket body.