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(Ext: 2069, 2071,
LEWIS struck eight
fours and two sixes in
his innings of 66 on
the opening day of
the WICB Regional
Islands on Friday.
"I'm not playing
anywhere else no
matter what. It's just
not going to happen.
I bleed purple and
gold and that's just
how it's going to be."
Los Angeles Lakers
BRYANT says he will
not play for another
team before he
retires from the NBA.
Gabrielle Wood and Jelanie Boyce
won open titles when the Queen s
Park Judo Club (QPJC) held its third
Invitational Tournament at the Chi-
nese Association of T&T in St
Ann s, Port-of-Spain, on October
Wood of St Joseph Convent Port-
of-Spain won the ladies open ahead
of QPJC s Christie Modeste. Boyce,
representing Club Judo Ink, was chal-
lenged by QPJC duo Robert De
Gannes (silver) and Brent
Roopchandsingh (bronze) but did
enough to come out on top. The
QPJC won the other divisions, as Kai
Sammy (boys Under-10), Giovanni
Lopez (boys U-15) and Jason Sieu-
narine (men up to 66kg) all won their
respective categories. The tournament
served as a final tune-up for the Judo
T&T annual National Tournament
which takes place on Saturday.
Joshua Woon Sam---Maria
Aidan Greaves---Maria Regina
Gabriella Wood---St Joseph's
Jelanie Boyce---Club Judo Ink
Robert De Gannes---QPJC
Wood, Boyce win open judo titles
GOVERNANCE---FULL REPORT OF THE CARICOM CRICKET REVIEW PANEL
KINGSTON---A report on the state of
West Indies cricket is strongly recom-
mending the immediate dissolution of
the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB),
the five-member Cricket Review Panel
appointed by the Caricom Sub-com-
mittee of Cricket Governance, is rec-
ommending the appointment of an
interim board to run the affairs of the
sport in the region.
The report, which was made public
during a live news conference in Grenada
on Wednesday, calls for a the creation
of a new governance and management
structure for cricket in the region as
well as a new set of criteria for the selec-
tion of the management and board
members of WICB.
Meantime, president of WICB Dave
Cameron has promised a "full response"
to the report.
For the next few days the Guardian
will publish the full report through a
series of publications.
Following yesterday's publications of the
report here's Part IV.
Full Report of the Caricom Cricket
D The Path towards the
Transformation of West Indies
The Panel endorses the foresight of
these recommendations and proposes
a revised structure incorporating some
of their key elements with new features.
Appendix VII provides a diagrammatic
representation of this structure. Our
final proposed structure is grounded in
the realities of 21st century Caribbean
Cricket. It bears some similarity to the
structure of Cricket Australia which
started under very similar circumstances
to West Indies Cricket. They accepted
the need for review and change and
produced a revised governance structure
that emphasized professional compe-
tencies over territorial representation.
It should also be noted that other inter-
national Board(s) are seeking to use
Cricket Australia as a model for their
own future development.
The Panel concludes these steps have
to be implemented in order to begin the
overdue work of transforming the gov-
ernance structure of West Indies cricket.
The new governance structure must be
committed to the process of transparency
and accountability in order to function
as a successful, commercial enterprise.
The Panel recommends the implemen-
tation of an entirely new operational
framework, involving institutional
changes and new criteria for the selection
of the management and Board mem-
The selection process must be over-
seen by a Head Hunting firm which will
lead a process that is rigorous, thorough
and driven by a determination to produce
highly skilled, competent and knowl-
edgeable individuals of the highest cal-
The Panel therefore recommends that
a Head Hunting firm be selected to
ensure that the new Board members
possess a particular set of criteria and
skills appropriate for membership on a
Until the new Board and governance
structure are in place, the Panel rec-
ommends the appointment of an Interim
Board and a Change Management
Expert. The Panel took note of the fact
that an Interim Board has been installed
in Sri Lanka, without falling into dis-
favour with the ICC.
The Panel recommends a board com-
prising of nine members selected on the
basis of proven professional competen-
cies. This is a requirement in order to
achieve the long overdue shift away from
representation to professionalism.
The board members should possess
the skills, professional expertise and
track record to advance the growth and
success of West Indies cricket as a viable
sporting business representing the core
values of the Caribbean people.
Given the fragile conditions affecting
the sustainability of women s cricket,
and its relatively underdeveloped char-
acter, the Panel recommends the
appointment of a Board member(s) with
a specific remit for and representation
of women s cricket.
Persons to be considered for board
membership would be identified through
a consultative process and should first
be screened/selected by a nominations
council who would make their selections
available to the Head Hunting firm.
To ensure the required transformation,
the Panel recommends that the Prime
Ministerial Committee approach the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to
provide grant funding for a team of con-
sultants to define the process and reg-
ulatory framework for a transformed
Board s management structure, gover-
nance arrangements and shareholding
in a new dispensation.
The Panel therefore recommends that
the Prime Ministerial Committee
explores funding possibilities with the
CDB to support the various initiatives
for the transformation of the governance
structure of WICB.
The Panel recommends the develop-
ment and implementation of a common
set of criteria or articles of incorporation
for the six Territorial Boards.
E Transitional Arrangements
The Panel discerned a blurring of roles
and responsibilities of board members
especially the management of WICB
who sit on the board. It is usual in the
corporate world that the policy making
functions of a Board of Directors are
distinct from the day-to-day adminis-
trative functions of management.
We expect and recommend that the
Change Management expert maintain
this distinction in the Interim Board and
the newly reconstituted framework.
To effect these required and necessary
changes, the Panel restates its earlier
recommendation that a professional
Change Manager should be engaged to
oversee the implementation of the rec-
ommendations for transforming the
governance structures to fit the new
criteria, within clearly defined timelines.
In making further recommendations,
the Panel highlights two important
aspects of cricket in the West Indies,
West Indies Women's cricket
The concerns the Panel has expressed
about the general state of the game of
cricket in the Region are compounded
and exacerbated when the Panel exam-
ined the specific issues surrounding
women s cricket.
The state and status of women s crick-
et is complicated by contradictory fea-
tures. Combined they do not augur well
for the growth, expansion and profes-
sional sustainability of the women s
game. Given the ICC s growing emphasis
on women s cricket and the commend-
able performance and reputation of our
women s cricket team, this is a potential
area of strength for cricket in the twenty
first century Caribbean. It is our con-
sidered view that it is not currently
receiving the support and attention
which it deserves from the WICB and
the Territorial Boards.
In terms of status, at the international
level, the women s team is ranked No
5 of ten countries ranked by the Inter-
national Cricket Council.
countries ranked. Within the Region, in
spite of their international standings,
the professional women s cricketers do
not enjoy the same status, attention and
compensatory benefits from the WICB
as the professional men s team. For the
Panel, however, it is even more prob-
lematic that the WICB and the Territorial
Boards have provided very inadequate
infrastructural support, apparently
expecting Governments in the territories
to address the needs of women crick-
Headhunting firm to select board members
Vice president Emmanuel Nanthan, left,
president Dave Cameron, CEO Michael
Muirhead and director of cricket Richard
Pybus, all of the West Indies Cricket Board.
PRIME MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE
Sir Dennis Byron---Member
THE PANEL MEMBERS
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