KINGSTON – Jamaican businessman Whycliffe Cameron thinks he has a chance of securing the votes of the Barbados Cricket Association and the Leeward Islands Cricket Association during West Indies Cricket Board presidential elections next week.†Cameron did not receive the BCA and LICA approval during the nomination process and reports suggest that the two boards are backing incumbent Dr. Julian Hunte and his running mate, vice presidential candidate, Joel Garner, the BCA president.
†The WICB vice-president says he has been making representations to the BCA and LICA and says he believes there is good reason to be optimistic based on their reactions.
†”The Leewards and Barbados Cricket Association votes are, in my view, not foregone conclusions,” said Cameron who was nominated by the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control and the Jamaica Cricket Association.
†”I have been speaking to membership of both associations, and to the voters, and their reactions have been fairly good, and over the course of the next two weeks will continue to do so with the hope of getting them to see what I am trying to achieve”.
†Cameron’s running mate and vice-presidential candidate is Emmanuel Nanthan President of the Windward Island Cricket Board of Control.
Cameron says he believes he can secure support from Barbados despite his rival Garner being the BCA president.
†”The thing about it is that this time around Mr. Garner does not have a vote, and as such, there are two separate representatives who will carry the vote for the BCA,” Cameron explained.
†”My discussion, therefore, has been with them to convince them about the way forward, and that is what I am working on.”
†He added: “As for the Leewards, the situation with them is fluid. I think there are some of the members who want to look at my mandate, and I also plan to have further discussions with them as well”.
†The WICB elections, carded for March 27 in Barbados, are expected to be one of the closest in years.