CWI vice president Dr. Kishore Shallow to chair Selection Review Task Force

By April 11, 2019

Newly installed CWI President Ricky Skerritt is to create a Selection System Review Task Force, to be chaired by Vice President Dr Kishore Shallow to comprehensively re-evaluate the selection system.

The task force is expected to introduce global best practices to the selection system which will result in closer alignment with the multiple formats and modernization of the game, including paying special attention to selection effectiveness for junior and women’s teams.

In what was his first press conference as CWI president, Skerritt announced the initiative that he said will be undertaken over a three to six-month period.

Former Jamaica and Windies off-spinner will act as Chairman of Selectors until the Selection System Review is complete.

“Cricket must always come first. These changes and interim appointments will ensure we bring confidence back to the West Indies selection process for all players and stakeholders, giving us the best chance to strengthen our cricket system and cricket teams. It will also ensure any of our talented player pool have the chance to be selected to represent our great region,” Skerritt said.

Dr Shallow said the changes have become necessary because the current system was not achieving the desired results.

“We believe that maintaining our current system will not advance our teams’ development and progress. Picking a West Indies team is a group decision including selectors, head coach and captain,” Dr. Shallow said.

“We want to ensure a standardised approach to all international and regional selection. We will ensure the selection system is comprehensively reviewed and the Task Force will move quickly to make its recommendations.”

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