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Windies greats going with Skerritt


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Windies greats going with Skerritt

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Three greats from champion West Indies teams of yesteryear have endorsed Ricky Skerritt in his bid to unseat Dave Cameron as Cricket West Indies (CWI) president.

Clive Lloyd, captain of the formidable West Indies team that dominated world cricket in the late 1970s and early 1980s, his successor Sir Vivian Richards, one of the game’s most feared batsmen, and Sir Andy Roberts, one of the battery of high quality fast bowlers in Lloyd’s artillery, are throwing their support behind the former West Indies team manager and one-time Minister of Tourism in St Kitts.

“With Mr Skerritt’s experience, my personal knowledge of him and his commitment and dedication to West Indies cricket over the years I fully endorse his candidacy and firmly believe that with the support of his board, his vision for taking West Indies cricket forward will bear fruit,” Lloyd said yesterday in a statement.

“The late former president and West Indies opening batsman Alan Rae whom I admired greatly was a formidable president who worked tirelessly using his own funds to keep West Indies cricket at the top of world cricket. West Indies cricket was his first priority. He was a very well respected West Indian/Jamaican whom I had the greatest honour and pleasure to work with. His commitment and dedication to West Indies cricket was unquestionable and I believe that Mr Skerritt will emulate those qualities,” Lloyd said. (HG)

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