Newly-elected Cricket West Indies President, Ricky Skerrit says he intends to make sure the region’s legends have a key role to play in Caribbean cricket development.
He told CMC Sports that the iconic former players were the valuable resources who needed to be utilized properly in order to get the full benefit from their vast knowledge and experience.
His comments came against the recent controversial remarks by defeated CWI President Dave Cameron who said some West Indies legends had not excelled when asked to perform their roles within the administration.
Skerrit said that the legends are invaluable and their role and their value have been immeasurable, which varies from one to another.
“Some are more famous and more powerful and influential globally and more powerful and influential locally. The bottom line is: “what is their value to cricket at the local and regional level and the international level?” he asked.
The CWI president said, ”we’re going to explore every opportunity that we can find a way that is workable and affordable, they can be involved.”
Skerrit said during the recent CWI election campaign, he had the opportunity to sit with and listen to legendary former players, whose ideas had informed his own planning.
In endorsing Skerrit, former West Indies captain, Sir Vivian Richards said the legends had invested much into the game and also had valuable input.
Skerrit, a former West Indies team manager, said CWI would definitely be seeking out advice and expertise from such legends.