Hinds WIPA chief
PORT?OF?SPAIN?– Former West Indies batsman Wavell Hinds has been elected to serve a full term as president of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) following his tenure as interim president.
Hinds, interim president for nine months last year, was elected unopposed as well as the rest of the executive at the Annual General Meeting of the players body earlier this week.
“I am deeply committed to the work which WIPA has been and is doing on behalf of our membership,” Hinds said in a statement issued by WIPA.
“And I look forward to working with our new executive, along with our staff in furthering our objectives”.
Hinds, a member of WIPA’s executive since 2002, replaced another former Test cricketer Dinanath Ramnarine who stepped down last year.
He said that high on WIPA’s agenda would be issues surrounding retainer contracts, improved fees for first-class cricketers and negotiations with Verus International and the WICB regarding the proposed Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
“Of course, there are also the ongoing and pending legal matters which are to be decided and heard during the upcoming year,” said Hinds, who served as treasurer for four years and vice-president for six years under Ramnarine.
The new members of the WIPA executive are former West Indies fast bowlers Patterson Thompson and Nixon McLean, from Barbados
and St Vincent, respectively, along with Wayne Lewis, a hard-hitting former Jamaican opening batsman.(CMC)