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Cameron to challenge Hunte at WICB elections

l KINGSTON

Jamaican Whycliffe Cameron has announced plans to challenge Dr. Julian Hunte for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Cameron, a vice president since 2007, is gearing up to battle incumbent Dr. Hunte at the WICB elections set for March 27.

"I am running for the West Indies Cricket Board presidency," declared the 42-year-old Cameron in an interview with the Observer.

"I believe that I have the (support of the) majority of the directors of the board to be the next president."

Earlier reports suggested that 72-year-old Hunte, who has served three terms as president, planned to hand over the reins to his understudy.

However, the Jamaica Observer has reported that the St Lucian had a change of heart, and attempted to negotiate an arrangement for him to remain as president before stepping down in two years. The board members of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) are scheduled to meet today to discuss whether they will be supporting compatriot Cameron to be the next WICB president.

Nominations are set to close on February 22.

–CMC

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