Holding: Cricket West Indies needs governance reform

Former West Indies cricketer, Michael Holding.
Former West Indies cricketer, Michael Holding.

Fast bowling cricket legend, Michael Holding says the newly-elected Cricket West Indies (CWI) board needs to undergo serious constitutional change if it was to escape the cycle of poor governance, which had plagued it in the past.

The 65-year-old Jamaican, a well-respected television broadcaster, said a new constitution would allow for an enhanced governance structure, which would prevent the future CWI leaders from “dominating situations, doing as they like and being supported by their lackeys.”

In welcoming the new CWI board, Holding said he thinks it is a positive change.

“We have a lot of work to do, there is a lot of work that has to be done. What needs to be done and what has been rejected for so many years,” he said during an interview with a local radio station in Trinidad and Tobago.

Holding pointed to the fact that previous administrations had ignored the key recommendations contained in various reports, all of which had called for an overhaul of the governing body.

Holding is among several legendary former West Indies players to give kudos to the new CWI leadership change, including Sir Vivian Richard, Sir Andy Roberts and Clive Lloyd, all of whom had thrown their support behind Ricky Skerrit.

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