NEW CRICKET WEST INDIES (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt says the restoration of the High Performance Centre (HPC) will be one of the first items on the agenda for the new administration that was swept into power with an emphatic victory at the presidential election yesterday afternoon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
Minutes after his stunning but conclusive 8-4 victory over three-term president Wycliffe “Dave” Cameron in Jamaica, Skerritt told the NATION that much work had to be done to rebuild Caribbean cricket.
“We now have to work for West Indies’ cricket everywhere and at all levels with all stakeholders. The No. 1 priority is the High-Performance Centre [formerly at UWI Cave Hill]. We want to make sure that that is working as quickly as possible.
“We have a wonderful facility in Antigua that is used for preparation of our teams but we are looking at something that is going to be compatible of which the Antiguan entity will be part of the system,” he said.
Speaking on telephone link-up from Kingston, Skerritt said the HPC would be a partnership between the University of the West Indies and CWI.
The election results ushered in Skerritt as the 19th president of regional cricket and Vincentian Dr Kishore Shallow, at 35, the youngest ever vice-president.
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