By Neto Baptiste
Former West Indies fast bowler and one of four knighted cricketers here, Sir Andy Roberts, has refuted claims that he and the three other former players had rejected a proposal that the four knights’ academy become a joint venture between the three bodies.
Speaking on the Good Morning Jojo Sports Show, Sir Andy said that he was of the understanding that himself alongside other knighted former players, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richie Richardson and Sir Curtly Ambrose were quite pleased with the proposal.
“Whatsoever comes out of that meeting is what we had agreed on prior to that, so it was surprising to me to see or hear the minister [Daryll Matthew] was saying we did not agree on something, but we always agreed on anything that was discussed at the first meeting,” he said.
In a recent interview on the Good Morning Jojo Sports Show, Minister of Sports Daryll Matthew, said the matter was in the hands of the former players after they had rejected what he thought was a mutually beneficial proposal.
Since then, the stakeholders have met and seemingly reached a compromise.
“We are waiting and we are hoping that everything can come to fruition in maybe January or so. We should be starting to roll in terms of the four knights,” he said.
Reports are that the academy will be based at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.