CRICKET WEST INDIES

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Cricket West Indies

WICB MEDIA RELEASE: “GET OUT OF GOVERNANCE, GET INTO DEVELOPMENT” – ANTIGUAN MINISTER URGES REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS
Sunday 14th August 2011

 “Get out of governance, get into development” – Antiguan Minister urges regional governments

North Sound, Antigua – Antiguan Minister of State within the Ministry of Sport, Local Government and Special Projects, Senator, The Honourable Winston Williams Jr has called on regional governments to make greater investments in cricket.
 
“I call upon our CARICOM governments to get out of the governance and administration of cricket and instead focus on investing in the development of the game,” Minister Williams declared.
 
The Minister was speaking at the opening of the West Indies Cricket Board Sandals Foundation Under 15 High Performance Camp at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
 
“I accept and support the call by a number of our national sports pundits for CARICOM governments to seriously consider a coordinated approach to cricket development with a strong emphasis on the school and community programmes,” Minister Williams said.
 
The WICB Sandals Foundation Under 15 High Performance Camp in Antigua is one of two camps which were declared open on Saturday morning. The second camp is being held at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds in St Lucia.
 
The top Under 15 cricketers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago along with additional Under 15 cricketers from the host countries (Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia) have gathered at the two venues for an intense two week camp under the guidance of WICB certified coaches.
 
In declaring the camp open Minister Williams said that regional governments must be part of a concerted overall effort to assist with the development of West Indies cricket at the grassroots level.
 
“It will require a master plan where each of our countries with a vested interest in the livelihood of the game commits to carrying our various responsibilities to the best of our abilities,” Minister Williams added.
 
“We must all make a concerted effort to convert lip service into a long term investment which has reasonable expectations. Overnight fixes, instant gratification and super cricketers from the woodwork are components of the imagination which we must bury six feet underground. Wishes, whims and notions will not bring back the glories of the past,” Minister Williams said.
 
The camps are collaborative efforts between WICB, Sandals Foundation and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia. Sandals Foundation had executed local camps for the past ten years in St Lucia and in 2010 in Antigua.

Click here for all News and Specials for Cricket West Indies

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
TEL: +1 (268) 481-2450/1
FAX: +1 (268) 481-2498
EMAIL: pspooner@windiescricket.com
FIND US ON: Facebook
LOCATION: 2 View Map
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

CRICKET TICKETS ON SALE

Tuesday 6th November 2018
Tickets for the ICC Women’s semi-finals & final, and the 2nd Test Match between England vs. West Ind...
Read More

WINDIES A TEAM LOOKS AHEAD TO ODIS FOLLOWING 3-0 TEST WIN

Friday 2nd March 2018
Having just completed a comprehensive whitewash in the Test format, the team hopes to carry their fo...
Read More

SIR VIV STADIUM TO HOST INDIA ODIS

Wednesday 24th May 2017
The West Indies cricket team will meet India for the 3rd and 4th ODI on Friday, June 30th and Sunday...
Read More

WICB OFFERS SPECIAL TICKET PRICES

Monday 27th February 2017
Local cricket fans can purchase tickets at EC$50, half the original price for the One-Day Internatio...
Read More

CRICKET EVENTS PACKAGES DURING ODI IN ANTIGUA

Thursday 19th January 2017
Sir Richie Richardson will be hosting the Sir Richie Richardson Hospitality Experience & Exclusive A...
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


whats on

LEEWARD HURRICANES VS WINDWARDS VOLCANOES

Thursday 7th March 2019, 10:00 am. Read More

LEEWARD HURRICANES VS WINDWARDS VOLCANOES

Friday 8th March 2019, 10:00 am. Read More

LEEWARD HURRICANES VS WINDWARDS VOLCANOES

Saturday 9th March 2019, 10:00 am. Read More

LEEWARD HURRICANES VS WINDWARDS VOLCANOES

Sunday 10th March 2019, 10:00 am. Read More

BARBADOS PRIDE VS LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES

Thursday 14th March 2019, 10:00 am. Read More

All Whats On Listings