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WICB to establish MOU with boards

By Roger Seepersad

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the various territorial boards will soon establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise their relationship.

WICB CEO Michael Muirhead briefly spoke about having an MOU during his introduction to the Trinidad and Tobago media at a press conference at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain yesterday.

Muirhead, in explaining his goal of having a structure in place for the sustainable success of the regional side, said: "I would like to see cricket at all levels have a structure that feeds into a programme that can sustain itself," he said.

"We do have that with the Kiddy Cricket programme, the grassroots, the Under-13 Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and going all the way to the Test level. What I think will concretise that, would be establishing the MOU with the various territorial boards within some structure and that is one of the achievements I would like to see happen," he added.

Another goal Muirhead has, is to expand the high performance programme.

"I am looking at expanding the high performance aspect within the West Indies Cricket Board...not necessarily having another High Performance Unit to mirror exactly what is in Barbados, but having almost a feeder programme of high performance centres in all the territories which will ultimately feed into the one in Barbados," he explained.

T&T director on the WICB Dr Allan Sammy also spoke about the MOU during the press conference saying: "The Territorial MOU seeks to cement the relationship between the WICB and territorial boards, strengthening the relationship in keeping with the WICB strategic plan."

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