As Jamaican Dave Cameron seeks a fourth term as Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, he won't be getting the backing of some West Indian legends ahead of the CWI election on Sunday. Former West Indies captains Clive Lloyd and Sir Vivian Richards along with former pacer Sir Andy Roberts have all backed Dave Cameron's challenger Ricky Skeritt for president of the region's governing body.
Lloyd who is also a former manager and selector of the West Indies team, believes Skerritt's vision for CWI will bear fruit due to his commitment and dedication to regional cricket. Richards says Skerritt will bring back respectability to the position of president and more former players will be involved at the board level.
Roberts says West Indies cricket has declined rapidly under Cameron and says Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow will help the region return to the top. Speaking on Hitz 92 FM's Sports Grill recently, Skerritt said more of the region's legendary players should be involved in the current affairs of West Indies cricket.
Lloyd, Richards and Roberts were all part of the legendary West Indies team who won the World Cup in 1975 and 1979. However, none of these former players have a vote in the March 24 election as only 6 of the member territories will have two votes each.