WICB President praises organisers, chastises Sammy

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua:In a press release after yesterday’s final, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron had high praises for the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the BCCI (host organisation) for a most memorable 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.Cameron said he thought that the “tournament was of the highest quality and the Indian fans and others from around the world came out in full support of cricket”.Obviously overjoyed that the West Indies teams took the double, Cameron noted that the tournament was “an all-round success”.INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTSThe release further stated: “The President would like to, however, apologise for what could be deemed inappropriate, comments made by the West Indies’ male captain, Darren Sammy, in a post-match interview and would like to apologise on behalf of the WICB to the millions of fans who witnessed.”The president has pledged to enquire the reason and will have the matter addressed.”The release added: “Coming up in May this year, the board will host its annual review (retreat) with the players, WIPA, selectors and the technical team to review player, management and technical plans. This will be done after the Indian Premier League.The president said further: “There are players who are currently committed to playing in the T20 cricket leagues around the world and we are aware of that schedule, hence the plan to meet at that time.”We want to see how we can find common ground in ensuring that the best players in the region are available for selection for West Indies teams. We are fully aware of the financial rewards on offer in the lucrative international T20 leagues, but we believe deeply in the importance of cricket to the people of the region and of West Indies cricket’s place in world cricket. It is, therefore, a priority to have all of our players competing and available for selection.”We will also engage the ICC on this so that we protect not only the rich heritage and legacy of West Indies cricket, but also its future.”last_img read more

Looking for a new leader

first_imgIn fact, there are three board members – Sam Guyan, Sally Rivera and Walker – who are past presidents. And a fourth, Margo Reeg, was once part of a group of three who served as president. But the chapter members would love to have a president, Walker said. The terms of three other positions on the board also expire. And these positions don’t have to be filled by a woman, Walker said. “We’re open to male members, too,” she said. Joan Ewing and Carole Restovich are serving as the chapter’s nominating committee. The election will be held at a time to be set in May. Those interested in applying, should call Ewing at (562)693-3580. NEW OFFICE: Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, has found a district office. It’s former Industry Democrat Assemblyman Ed Chavez’s office. Calderon was without an office because he allowed the former assemblyman representing his 58th Assembly District, state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, to keep his office. The new office is at 13181 N. Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, Industry, CA 91746. Telephone number is (562)692-5858, and the fax number is (562) 695-5852. While Calderon and Chavez represent different districts, the new office is in Calderon’s 58th Assembly District, not Chavez’s 57th district, said Tom White, Calderon’s chief of staff. “It’s our belief that it was in our district all along,” he said. Chavez’s office became available because his successor, Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, moved into a different office in West Covina. DEMOCRATIC MEETING: Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. In addition, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah Sanchez will swear in the new officers. For more information, call President Lillian Gonzales, (562) 692-6836. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Lores Rizkalla, a radio talk-show host on KRLA-AM 870, will speak at the 11 a.m. April 6 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters is looking for a few good women – or men – but the group at least want to find someone to serve as its president. The chapter hasn’t had a president in two years. It has a board, but no president. “I can’t explain exactly why,” said Beverly Walker of Pico Rivera, who is second vice president. “We have a lot of experienced board members and we sort of muddle through. But we don’t have a president.” last_img read more