WHY NOT DAVE CAMERON?
So when will the foolishness stop? Why are so many people trying so hard to prove hypocrisy afflicts only small islanders? I am referring to the call for the removal of Dave Cameron as president of WICB. I don’t have a problem with anyone calling for the president’s head, but to do so when it is well known it was the players who wanted no longer to continue playing is simply ridiculous.
It would be unreasonable for anyone to pretend Dave Cameron has done everything right. But is he the worst we’ve seen? Some of his most vociferous critics have said he did not show leadership during the India fiasco, while others said he should have done things differently.
If what they mean by showing leadership or doing things differently is going to India and agreeing to pay the rebelling players US$35,000 per match day, then they really have no idea what leadership or industrial relations are all about. Some have also said Cameron’s arrogance led to the cancelling of the tour. I don’t know that. But this I do know: After receiving the first letter of complaint, Dave Cameron called Bravo and asked to speak to the entire team via Skype.
Bravo turned him down. Yep, you read that correctly. I also know that both the WICB and WIPA were scheduled to go to India to address the very issues raised in Bravo’s letter but had to cancel the trip because Bravo and his followers were not prepared to wait for their arrival.
Ironically, most of the damning comments seem to be coming from people of a certain political ideology. They are the same people who say the previous board was the best thing ever to happen to West Indies Cricket. Just when I thought Ralph Gonsalves, Ralph Thorne and Pat Rosseau would be the last to shove their oversized boots into their big mouths, we heard from a Morning Rumble caller on 6 February, 2015 who sounded every bit like the former WICB CEO. That same familiar voice had called the program a few days earlier and responded to the name Ernest Hilaire.
After hearing from these four prominent individuals, I was left with no doubt that they were all suffering from an advanced case of Need to Feel Important Syndrome. In an earlier article, I articulated why I thought the board was not