Antigua to host next WICB meeting

St. John’s (Antigua), Sep 9 (IANS) The Antigua headquarters of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will host the next Town Hall Meeting organised by the governing body for the sport in the region.

The public event, which encourages residents to air their views on the state of West Indies cricket, takes place at the Multi-Purpose Centre in Perry’s Bay on Friday, reports CMC.

“This will be an extra-special town-hall meeting, considering that it will be staged in the home base of the WICB,” said Dave Cameron, WICB president, on Wednesday.

“We know Antiguans are passionate about the game and we urge them to come out and share their thoughts.”

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

Cameron and WICB vice president Emanuel Nanthan normally attend the meetings and take questions from the public.

“Throughout the series of town-hall meetings, we have received a great deal of valuable feedback and we will continue to take into consideration all the views with the overall aim of being efficient and effective as we seek to spur the re-investment in the sport that we all love so much in the Caribbean,” said Cameron.

“We’re enthusiastic about continuing to use these sessions to listen to concerns and share information about where West Indies cricket is now, our strategic goals for the future and how the fans can impact upon the way we progress.”

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

Issues discussed so far include the overexposure of young players to the Twenty20 version of the game, the operation of the WICB Professional Cricket League as well as governance, marketing, player relations, player development and pitch preparation.

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