Chetram Singh set to become new WICB boss
By Naz Yacoob
July 8, 2003
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Chetram Singh, is set to become the next president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) at this weekend's annual general meeting of the regional board in Roseau, Dominica.
The affable Guyanese businessman will be elected to the top post unopposed after the other presidential candidate, Willie Rodriguez, told Chronicle Sport that he has declined nomination. He also said he had informed the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) yesterday afternoon of his decision.
Rodriguez was nominated by the JCA for the position, which became vacant when incumbent head, Rev. Wes Hall announced that he was stepping down because of a medical problem.
Rodriguez who is the president of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club stated that his failure to win the support of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) in his bid for the top position on the regional board is one of the reasons for his withdrawal.
In the face of growing calls for the TTCB to support Rodriguez, head of the local board, Alloy Lequay, gave several reasons why Singh was his Board’s choice.
The veteran administrator said that the WICB’s executive considered at least three candidates and agreed that Singh was the most suitable nominee.
Lequay added that Singh, a member of the WICB executive and a long-standing member of the regional board, agreed to serve.