Former CWI president backs Skerritt
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.
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