Windward Islands adopts term limits for cricket board president

By September 02, 2020

 The Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB) introduced term-limits for the presidency at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held via Zoom on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

The term-limits amendment was among several changes made to the constitution during the meeting that under the constitution was due in May but was postponed because of the pandemic.

Former WICB director, Saint Lucian Patrick Felix and current CWI Independent Director, His Excellency Michael Findlay, led the revision of the constitution that was duly adopted.

Under the change, a president can now serve up to a maximum of four consecutive two-year terms.

This constitutional change of the newly renamed WICB (formerly the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control) follows the public disclosure of the “Wehby Report” to stakeholders around the Caribbean, which had governance improvement recommendations for both CWI and the territorial boards (TBs).

It was also among the constitutional changes that also included a selection policy being given precedence for selections of all Windward Islands teams.

“It was a productive meeting, we had a fruitful meeting with some significant strides as a board, none more important than the adoption of a revised constitution,” said WICB President Dr Kishore Shallow.

“Sincerest gratitude to Patrick Felix and Michael Findlay for conducting a prudent exercise to revise the constitution. My esteemed colleagues on the board also deserve commendations for being so forward-thinking with their positive reception to the proposed changes.”

The directors from the four Member States, Saint Vincent & Grenadines Cricket Association, Dominica Cricket Association, Grenada Cricket Association and Saint Lucia Cricket National Association participated in the meeting.

Developing a WICB Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 was also discussed and agreed upon.

Treasurer Dougal James confirmed that the two Windwards bodies, WICB and Windwards Cricket Inc (Volcanoes) are in the best financial state for at least the last five (5) years, with savings in both accounts and no outstanding payables.

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