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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
yesterday made public the nominations
for the post of president and vice-president
of the board.
The WICB will hold its annual general
meeting on March 7, 2015 at the Jamaica
Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. As part
of the meeting, elections will be held for
the positions of president and vice president.
The deadline for nominations to be received
for the respective posts was Saturday. The
following nominations were received: Pres-
ident Whycliffe Dave Cameron will face a
challenge from Joel Garner.
Vice-president Baldath Mahabir will chal-
lenge incumbent Emmanuel Nanthan.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB) says it will back incumbent Cameron.
Garner is backed by the Barbados Cricket
Association (BCA) and was seconded by the
T&T Cricket Board (TTCB).
Cameron was the lone candidate until
Garner surfaced as a legitimate challenger.
"Nothing has changed," declared GCB
secretary Anand Sanasie in an interview
with Chronicle Sport.
"I mean, at that time he was the only
one, but now, nothing has changed and
we ll be supporting him. It should be obvi-
Garner s running mate is Mahabir while
Cameron will have his WICB vice-president
Cameron has been heavily criticised for
the West Indies aborted tour of India late
last year and calls opposing his re-election
have come from the likes of the Prime Min-
ister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr
Ralph Gonsalves as well as former West
Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts.
However Sanasie says GCB is standing
by Cameron based on presentations made
to them during a meeting in Guyana last
"We would have met with him (Cameron)
when we had our awards ceremony here
last year and he would have made certain
proposals which we accepted and are in
favour of," said Sanasie.
Cameron, who was nominated by the
GCB and was seconded by the Windward
Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC)
is also being supported by the Leeward
Island Cricket Association (LICA).
"I can confirm that the Leeward Island
Cricket Association will be supporting the
incumbent," declared LICA CEO Derrick
"In fact, our board is nominating the
president, Dave Cameron, and Emmanuel
Nanthan for the vice president."
The CEO cites the formation of the LICA
Secretariat in January of 2014 as the chief
reason behind the association s endorsing
Cameron to continue his presidency for at
least another two-year term.
Barbados Pride have named an unchanged
13-man squad for the sixth round WICB
Professional Cricket League first-class
match against T&T Red Force at Kensing-
ton Oval, starting Friday.
Kraigg Brathwaite s team crushed rock-
bottom Leeward Islands Volcanoes by an
innings and 190 runs inside three days at
Kensington Oval on Sunday.
Barbados are currently second in the
points table on 60 points---15 behind Cham-
pionship leaders Guyana Jaguars.
Jamaica Franchise are third on 53 points,
followed by Windward Islands Volcanoes
on 46, T&T 26 and Leeward Islands 11.
Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain),
Tino Best, Carlos Brathwaite, Shamarh
Brooks, Roston Chase, Kyle Corbin, Miguel
Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Kirk Edwards,
Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kevin Stoute,
Management and technical staff:
Henderson Springer (Coach), Dexter
Toppin (Assistant Coach), Hartley Reid
(Manager), Jacqueline King
(Physiotherapist), Rodney Ashby (Video
Analyst), Shannon Lashley (Trainer),
Nkoyo Meade (Masseur).
WICB makes it official
for Garner, Mahabir
Pride name unchanged squad for T&T visit
KINGSTON---Jamaican Wavell Hinds, who
ignored calls to step down at the height of
an impasse with the West Indies Cricket
team late last year, has been re-elected pres-
ident of the West Indies Players Association
Hinds, a former West Indies cricketer, was
re-elected unopposed at WIPA s annual gen-
eral meeting at the Four Season Hotel in
Jamaica on Monday.
He was involved in a bitter row with former
West Indies One Day International captain
Dwayne Bravo who raised concern over his
role in a signed collective bargaining agree-
ment between WIPA and the West Indies
The dispute over the agreement led to the
controversial decision by West Indies to cut
short their tour of India.
The new WIPA vice president is Nixon
Mclean, whose position was previously treas-
urer, a release from WIPA said yesterday.
Wayne Lewis retained his position as sec-
retary; the new treasurer is former West
Indies captain and wicketkeeper Ridley Jacobs
and the newly-elected assistant secretary is
Windward Islands Volcanoes captain Liam
to lead WIPA
MANCHESTER---Manchester United man-
ager Louis van Gaal has produced a dossier
of statistics to respond to claims by West
Ham that his team relies on a long-ball
After the 1-1 draw in the English Premier
League on Sunday, West Ham manager Sam
Allardyce described Van Gaal s team as
But Van Gaal said Allardyce s "interpre-
tation" was incorrect, and the Dutch man-
ager produced a pamphlet filled with sta-
tistics at a media conference yesterday to
back his stance.
The pamphlet said 71.1 per cent of West
Ham s long passes---over 25 metres---went
forward, whereas United s percentage was
just 49.9 percent.
Diagrams showed United s passes went
sideways or diagonally, rather than forward.
"When you have nearly 60 per cent ball
possession, do you think you can do that
with long balls?" Van Gaal asked.
"You have to look at the data and then
you see of course, we play long balls but
more long balls wide than to the strikers."
United was also criticised for sending on
Marouane Fellaini in the 72nd minute and
employing a more direct style of play, as
it trailed 1-0.
Daley Blind equalised in stoppage time
after a high ball into the box to Fellaini was
not properly cleared and the midfielder
struck from the edge of the area.
"We are playing ball-possession play.
After 70 minutes, we don t succeed in spite
of many chances in the second half and
then of course, with the quality of Fellaini,
we played more forward balls," Van Gaal
"We scored because of that also, so I
think (it is) a very good decision of the
Van Gaal produces
United dossier to
counter long-ball claims
HOW WILL THEY WILL VOTE?
The voting members of the WICB
are the shareholders and are as
Barbados Cricket Association - 2
Guyana Cricket Board -- 2 votes
Jamaica Cricket Association -- 2 votes
Leeward Islands Cricket Association --
Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board -- 2
Windward Islands Cricket Board of
Control -- 2 votes
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