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Cameron in T&T for WICB meeting

By Roger Seepersad

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron is in Trinidad and Tobago for his first board meeting as WICB president, which takes place today and tomorrow at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain.

The newly-elected president, along with the WICB vice president Emmanuel Nanthan and CEO Michael Muirhead will all attend the WICB board meeting, which will feature discussions on issues ranging from the situation in Guyana to Pakistan’s tour of the Caribbean.

Cameron, who took over the WICB presidency from Julian Hunte, last month, arrived in T&T on Tuesday and met the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) members on Wednesday at the TTCB quarterly meeting.

Cameron also visited Tobago, yesterday, to meet with members of the Tobago Cricket Association and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

THA Chief Secretary Orville London met with Cameron and members of his team during the courtesy call, which, according to a THA media release, yesterday, was the first time a WICB president visited the THA Chief Secretary.

London said: “I think it (the courtesy call) augurs well for the kind of relationship that we expect, where the challenges and interest of the people of Tobago are given the kind of attention that they deserve.”

During the meeting, discussions were held with regard to cricket programmes that would benefit the people of Tobago; Tobago becoming more involved in regional competitions; and ways in which Tobago could collaborate with officials on a national and regional level to ensure that cricket continues on the upsurge on the island.

“We’re hoping that Tobago becomes more involved in regional competitions,” said London.

Last year, Tobago successfully hosted the regional Under-17 cricket tournament.

“You have our commitment at the West Indies Cricket Board level to support cricket in Trinidad and Tobago,” Cameron said.

Cameron also wants to see a cricket industry where there is development in all aspects of the game.
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