“I can confirm that the Leeward Island Cricket Association will be supporting the incumbent,” declared LICA CEO Derrick Nicholas.
“In fact,” he added, “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. The formalisation of the Secretariat had included “putting a team of professionals to look after (LICA) business and manage it year round,” according to Nicholas.
All of the six West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) territories have now made their intentions known ahead of the March 7 elections, either for the incumbent Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron or for Barbados Cricket Association President, Joel “Big Bird” Garner.
Garner is to be nominated by the BCA and is expected to be seconded by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB), according to media reports.
Cameron is now said to have the support of Guyanese Cricket Board (GCB), the Windwards and now the Leewards.
The directors of the JCA, at a board meeting on Tuesday, voted 10-6 to support the candidacy of the BCA president and former West Indies fast bowler, Garner, to be the next leader of the regional body.
Cameron, however, said that he is “not too perturbed” by the vote.
The president is eyeing the annual general meeting of the association (JCA) on February 17, at which time, he says, “the decision by the directors could be overturned.”
The Leeward Islands representatives at the Annual General Meeting in Jamaica will be Zorol Barthley (Antigua) and Nathaniel Walters (St Maarten) to carry the LICA vote.
Each member territory will have two votes and those votes will be cast through secret ballot.