WICB tightlipped on draft proposal stance


[www.inewsguyana.com] – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is tightlipped about decisions and views on the draft proposal that would put power in international cricket in the hands of India, England and Australia.

Dave-Cameron-and-Emanual-NanthanDuring an emergency meeting over the last three days, the heads of the WICB took a position on the proposal but are mum as to which side off the fence they sit.

The meeting which ended late Wednesday saw several of the directors on the board deliberate for days on the ‘hot document’ which has been causing ruckus on the world cricket scene.

However, a WICB spokesperson has said that the board’s position would not be made public until it is articulated before the quarterly meeting of the international cricket council.

That meeting which features all the sports heads across the world is set for Dubai on January 28 and 29.

The ICC working paper is proposing that test cricket is played under a two-tier system in which England, India and Australia will not be demoted while teams like West Indies and New Zealand would find themselves in the second tier.

The issue has sparked a raging debate in the cricket world with cricket south Africa calling on the ICC to withdraw the proposal and former Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Governance committee, Charles Wilkin, appealing to WICB and regional governments to resist the move.





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