Town-hall meeting set for Trinidad on Friday

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Stakeholders in Trinidad & Tobago will have their opportunity to state their views on the state of the game in the region directly to President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron and Vice President Emmanuel Nanthan tomorrow.


The WICB leadership has been engaging stakeholders through a series of town-hall meetings around the region since May this year.


This latest town-hall meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation from 7 to 9 p.m.


“We are looking forward to this town-hall meeting in the two-island republic,” said Cameron. “The meetings have been an excellent way to meet with our stakeholders up close and personal, and hear their concerns which most of us share.”


“These town-hall meetings have helped us, the leadership of West Indies cricket, to get the pulse of the people of the region on topics ranging from governance to cricket development, and most importantly, the performance of our flagship team.”


Cameron emphasised that the region’s cricket requires all of its partners to work together in a coordinated approach to improve the product.


“We face many important issues and it is important for the entire region to merge our efforts to make the cricket industry more viable than it has been in recent times,” he said.


The questions to the WICB leadership have been typical of town-hall meetings and wide-ranging in nature, but the audiences have identified issues like selection, governance, marketing, player relations, player development and pitch preparation.


The WICB has so far met with stakeholders in Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, Guyana, Jamaica and Antigua.