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WICB Dismisses Plea for Dissolution

In response to increasing pressure for the West Indies Cricket Board to dissolve and adopt a more progressive structure, the board has issued a statement defending its position and outlining that in its current structure they are beginning to effect change that has already begun to yield the desired results. Just this week, several former West Indies greats, including Garry Sobers, Viv Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts have called upon the WICB to dissolve the board, in line with the CARICOM cricket review panel’s recommendation, and appoint an interim committee as part of the structural reforms that would enable the region’s cricket to “develop and flourish”. Among those recommendations is that a 23-man oversight committee be appointed to oversee the operations of the board. But the WICB has shot back saying it is against adding another layer to the existing body. “The WICB has, over the last decade, commissioned several reports whose results have largely been implemented,” it said in its statement. The WICB said: it realises the role it has to play in the constantly changing environment in the business of cricket and just recently, at its Annual General Meeting in March set a team, led by Independent Director Don Wehby to reassess all the reports and to make recommendations to make the organisation more efficient

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