Ricky Skerritt gets second term as Cricket West Indies President

April 12, 2021 | By : Raghav Ragi
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Ricky Skerritt and Kishore Shallow were re-appointed as the president and vice-president respectively in the annual general meeting on April 11. Both of them will serve this role until 2022. Anand Sanasie and his running mate, Calvin Hope had withdrawn from the race on April 1, paving way for unopposed elections for Skerritt. The announcement was made during the Annual general meeting was held in a virtual form, where all board members will be present.

In a press release by CWI, Ricky Skerritt said “We have much-unfinished work to do, and we renew our pledge to work untiringly to help achieve sustainable improvement, both on and off the field, for West Indies cricket,”

In 2019, Ricky Skerritt was elected as the president of CWI along with Kishore Shallow as vice president. They got the better of incumbents president Dave Cameron and vice president Emmanuel Nathan by margins of 8-4 in a secret ballot.

Skerritt and Shallow will have the duty of improving the quality of cricket played in West Indies as the national team still struggles in ODI and Test format. However, they excel in T-20 format. Going into the T-20 World Cup hosted by India later this year, West Indies is well equipped to defend their title. The previous T-20 title was also won in India by West Indies.

CWI has been active in securing financial stability with broadcast deals

After the long break in the international break due to the pandemic, CWI quickly clinched broadcast deals across the globe to get some sort of financial stability. The latest broadcast deal was signed with FanCode in India, while likes Sky New Zealand, BT Sports, and ESPN+ have also signed deals with CWI in the last three months. Skerritt will have to make sure that CWI works smoothly in the next two years and there is the development of players in the domestic circuit and national team.



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