For­mer CWI pres­i­dent backs Sk­er­ritt

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For­mer Cricket West Indies (CWI) pres­i­dent, Ken Gor­don, has en­dorsed the cur­rent re­gional gov­ern­ing body’s head, Ricky Sk­er­ritt, as “ab­so­lutely the right man” to lead the or­gan­i­sa­tion and says he has brought a re­newed op­ti­mism to West Indies cricket.

The Trinida­dian busi­ness mag­nate, who ran the then West Indies Cricket Board be­tween 2005 and 2007, said while there were mas­sive chal­lenges fac­ing West Indies cricket, Sk­er­ritt pos­sessed the nec­es­sary lead­er­ship skills to con­front those is­sues.

“Ricky Sk­er­ritt is the rea­son why I’m more op­ti­mistic about cricket now than I’ve been for 10 years,” Gor­don told i95 FM Sports.

“I think we have ab­so­lutely the right man. Mis­takes are go­ing to be made given where we’ve come from but I think we’re very for­tu­nate to have Ricky Sk­er­ritt at this time. He’s tak­ing it one step at a time.

“The re­al­ity is if you’ve got the right leader any­thing is pos­si­ble. It’s not ob­vi­ous and it’s not go­ing to hap­pen eas­ily but if you can set stan­dards and build an en­vi­ron­ment and keep do­ing the right thing, you’re go­ing to get a lot of licks but that’s what makes the dif­fer­ence be­tween ul­ti­mate suc­cess and fail­ure.”

Sk­er­ritt, a for­mer St Kitts and Ne­vis Cab­i­net min­is­ter, stunned three-term in­cum­bent Dave Cameron in elec­tions staged in Ja­maica in March last year, to take over the helm of the gov­ern­ing body.

Joshua Da Silva



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