(WICB) Gros Islet, St Lucia – The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board met in St Lucia on Saturday March 24th. Following are summaries of some of the major decisions taken by the Board.
WICB Governance Report
Territorial Board Directors reported to the Board the positions of the respective Territorial Boards on the report on the Board’s governance structure as prepared by the WICB Governance Committee. The Board agreed to allow the Territorial Boards more time to consider the report. Territorial Boards will now have until May to have further consultations with their various constituencies.
Charles Wilkin, Chairman of the Governance Committee, had presented the report to the Board at the last meeting in February. The Board had decided then that the report, given that it dealt with the core issue of governance, be discussed with the Territorial Boards for their consideration.
The report provides a menu of recommendations aimed at an overhaul of the governance structure of the WICB. In addition to the chairman, the WICB Governance Committee also comprises Grenville Phillips and Elson Crick. The WICB has made the full report available to the public via its website at http://www.windiescricket.com/governancereport
With regard to the Guyana team’s participation in the WICB Regional 4 Day Tournament the Board directed the WICB management to put a process in place to ensure that a representative Guyana team endorsed by the WICB can continue to participate in the tournament.
Chris Gayle Matter
The Board was advised that Mr. Chris Gayle has signed the CARICOM brokered agreement but with a ‘side letter’ from Mr. Gayle. Prime Minister, The Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves provided a copy of Mr. Gayle’s ‘side letter’. The matter was discussed and the Board will respond to the Honourable Prime Minister shortly.