Teddy Griffith is new WICB president
October 1, 2003
BUSINESSMAN Teddy Griffith has been elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), following an election held this morning during the Special Meeting of the Members of the West Indies Cricket Board at the Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua.
Griffith, was elected to the post of president over the only other candidate, former vice-president, Clarvis Joseph, by a margin of 9 votes to 4.
Vice-president, Val Banks, had already been re-elected at the Annual General Meeting in Dominica on July 12.
Griffith, who has played cricket for Barbados and Jamaica, is also Chairman of the WICB Marketing Committee. Over the last decade, he has led the development of the WICBís Strategic Plans as well as a number of successful marketing strategies, particularly in the area of international television rights.
The new president has had a distinguished career in the private sector having held leadership positions within corporations in his homeland as well as in Jamaica where he resided for many years.
Following his election, Griffith thanked the Board members for electing him to this very important post and indicated that he felt honoured to be given the responsibility to lead the WICB.
Griffith also indicated that he looked forward to meeting the WICBís key stakeholders and would share his vision for West Indies Cricket with the West Indian people via the media at the earliest opportunity.