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Former St. Kitts cabinet minister and West Indies team manager, Ricky Skerrit is throwing his hat in the ring to unseat Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron at this month’s elections in Jamaica.

The 62-year-old will have as his partner Dr. Kishore Shallow, who is contesting the post of vice-president.

Dr. Shallow is the current president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc. and a CWI director.

Their nominations are supported by the Leeward Islands Cricket Board and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, setting the stage for an intriguing campaign in the coming weeks in what is expected to be a tense election.

Jamaican, Cameron, a highly controversial figure in West Indies cricket, is running for a fourth consecutive term as CWI president after being first elected back in 2013 when he took over from St. Lucian diplomat Julian Hunte.

He will be partnered again by Vice-President Emmanuel Nathan.

Skerrit, who is also a CWI director said one of the main aims once elected was to significantly reduce the sizeable budget allocated to the president’s office and redirect those funds into grassroots development.

The move is contained in a 10-point “Cricket First” plan, which forms the campaign of the duo for the top positions in CWI.

The month-long nomination for the March 24, 2019 election closed last week.

Posted 12:00 am, March 8, 2019
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