WICB chief Dave Cameron still hoping for JCA support
Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 7 (IANS) Embattled West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron remains hopeful of his home territory's support when he bids for a second term next month.
Media reports earlier this week said the Jamaica Cricket Association had met Tuesday and decided to throw its support behind Barbados Cricket Association boss, legendary West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner, reports CMC.
"I am not too perturbed by the developments, which took place Tuesday," the Jamaica Gleaner quoted Cameron as saying.
"It is not the country, by and large, who are not supporting me. It is the desire of some of the board of directors. However, my understanding is that there should be an annual general meeting of the association (JCA) Feb 17, at which time, the decision by the directors could be overturned."
Cameron is seeking another two-year term in office but has come under fire for his handling of last October's abandoned India tour and the subsequent fallout. The West Indies one-day squad quit the five-match series following the fourth ODI, a move that also led the three-Test tour to be cancelled.
Indian authorities placed the blame squarely on the WICB and have since lodged a claim of $42 million in damages. They have also threatened legal action if the WICB does not settle. Cameron argued, however, that the India tour controversy was a matter being dealt with by the board as a whole.
"The handling of the decisions surrounding the India tour was WICB board of directors decisions, not Dave Cameron's decisions," he stressed.
"And, at some point in time, we (WICB board of directors) could make the minutes of these board of directors meetings available."
Cameron is expected to have the support of the Guyana Cricket Association and the Windward Islands board. The AGM is scheduled to be held on March 7.