WICB announces composition of CWC 2007 Board
Guyana Chronicle
July 21, 2003

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, (WICB): A number of well-known Caribbean cricket, public and private sector personalities will comprise the members of the board of directors of the Cricket World Cup 2007 to be hosted by the West Indies.

The 15-member board of directors, whose Chairman Rawle Brancker and Deputy Chairman Owen Melhado were named earlier last week, joins Managing Director Chris Dehring, who had been appointed four years ago.

The board will also include one representative each from CARICOM and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation given their important roles in the event.

The appointments were approved at the West Indies Cricket Board’s board of directors’ meeting last Saturday and Sunday in Roseau, Dominica.

“I think when people examine the composition of the CWC 2007 board of directors they would have to agree that we have picked a number of individuals that have distinguished themselves in their area of expertise,” remarked Roger Brathwaite, chief executive officer of the WICB.

“We tried to make the board of directors as broad-based as possible to cover all the areas that we believe will be significant in ensuring the smooth running of the CWC 2007. We are pleased that they have all consented to such a challenge and we look forward to their immense contribution.”

Julian Hunte, St. Lucia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and a former vice-president of the WICB, heads the list of board members.

Stephen Camacho, the former Guyana captain and West Indies batsman, as well as former chief executive of the WICB, along with Ken Hewitt, a former treasurer of the WICB and partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Barbados, are two others appointed to the CWC 2007 board of directors.

St. Lucian Allen Chastanet, a well-known figure in the Caribbean’s aviation, hotel and tourism industries, Vaneisa Baksh, a Trinidad & Tobago-based communications specialist, and Dr. Claude Denbow, a Trinidad & Tobago-based finance attorney, are other members on the board of directors.

Clifford Reis, chairman and managing director of Banks DIH Ltd. in Guyana, and Fabien Fahie, economist and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Commerce in Anguilla, will also sit on the board that will help to oversee the policy direction of the CWC 2007.

Two nominees of the WICB, to be named at a later date, will complete the CWC 2007 board of directors.