Skerritt shocks Cameron to become CWI president

Dave Cameron's six year reign at the helm of Cricket West Indies (CWI) has come to a shocking end. This after he was beaten 8-4 by challenger and former team manager Ricky Sherritt at Sunday's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Indications heading into Sunday's eagerly anticipated elections were that the proceedings would have ended in a 6-6 deadlock with Barbados, Guyana and the Windward Islands declaring public support for Cameron and his vice-president Emmanuel Nanthan while Trinidad and Tobago and the Leeward Islands publicly backed Skerritt and Dr Shallow.

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) kept things quiet until it emerged on Friday that they would be supporting Skerritt and Dr Shallow. After four hours of house-keeping matters, it was time for the crucial voting exercise which lasted for about half an hour and at minutes to three, information of the outcome filtered to the candidates via telephone calls.

It was later announced that the former team manager created a massive upset in unseating the incumbent president by 8 votes to 4 which means that two of Cameron's promised supporters went in the opposite direction.

Reliable sources on the inside informed RJR Sports that the switch may have come from Barbados and the Windward Islands. Skerritt's vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow also prevailed 8-4 over Emmanuel Nanthan in the race for that position. Skeritt and Shallow will serve for two years.


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