CASTRIES – St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kennedy Anthony has paid glowing tribute to former President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr. Julian Hunte for his 33 years of unbroken service to cricket in the region.
Prime Minister Anthony said that Dr. Hunte’s six-year tenure had transformed the regional game and would guarantee its success.
He noted that with decisive and visionary leadership Hunte instituted and implemented the measures and programmes necessary to first bring an end to the spiralling decline then laid the foundations for the future success of the game.
“The region has already begun to see tangible results and progress of the foundational work done under his leadership,” Dr. Anthony said in a statement released today.
“His tenure will be recorded in history as the one which transformed the regional game and ensured its future success consistent with the desires and expectations of our cricket loving public”.
Hunte lost his bid to be WICB president for a fourth successive two year term, losing a two way fight to Jamaican Dave Cameron in a general election in Barbados yesterday.
Cameron, who served as vice-president to Hunte, won 7-5 while his running mate Emmanuel Nanthan, the Windward Islands Cricket Board chief, also defeated Barbados Cricket Association president Joel Garner, 8-4 to become vice-president.
“We salute him for his achievements and accomplishments and fearless representation of our beloved West Indies cricket on the international front and in the sometimes, hostile regional environment,” the St.Lucian Prime Minister said.
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