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ONE MORE TERM FOR JOHN AS WINDWARD CRICKET CHIEF

ONE MORE TERM FOR JOHN AS WINDWARD CRICKET CHIEF

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Re-elected President of the Windward Island Cricket Board of Control, Lennox John, has indicated that this will be his final term at the helm of the sub-regional body.

John, who has been in the top position was given the approval to continue last Saturday, at the Board’s General Meeting held here.

Elected since 1995, John was unopposed when nominations were closed at Saturday’s meeting. {{more}}

The long standing cricket administrator sees the issue of sourcing sponsorship for the various competitions in the islands as his major challenge in his final two-year tenure.

“ I will like to see the Board set up properly, so that we can attract sponsorship on a long term basis, “ John said.

“At present none of our competitions are sponsored,” he added.

John blamed the aborting of the Under-19 Windward competition owing to a mix up in dates by the individual territories, on the lack of sponsorship.

“Had the Board had money, we could have carried on with the competition,” he cited.

John indicated that his board has not done well in this area over the years, which had affected the development of cricket in the islands.

“Despite this we have been able to put a few players on the West Indies teams but overall we have not done well as a Windwards unit,” the CEO admitted.

The former St.Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association’s President, John said that he is leaving the Board without any ill will.

John, who made way last February for Julian Jack as head of the local cricket body, said he thinks it is time for someone else to take over.

John said his timing of departure is well planned as it coincides with the hosting of the World Cup next year in the Caribbean.

Last Saturday’s meeting saw the elevation of Dominican Emmanuel Nanton as the Board’s Vice-President. He beat Grenadian Kenny Hobson in the race to be John’s under study.

The meeting ratified the re-appointment of the selectors, managers and coaches to the senior and Under-19 Windwards teams.

West Indies Cricket Board President Ken Gordon made a brief stop at last Saturday’s meeting, and addressed the members.

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