Resign with immediate effect!
That’s what West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron is being asked to do following the decision to kick the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) from the regional first class cricket competition.
President of the Clement Payne Movement David Comissiong says the decision derails the University of the West Indies’ flagship cricket development project and the reasons are just not good enough.
“Mr. Cameron’s defence can be reduced to the following propositions: the only persons who are complaining about the ejectment of the CCC are Barbadians; for a team that was supposedly established as a vehicle for Campuses and Colleges across the region, the CCC comprises an inordinately high number of Barbadians; if the CCC restructures its team by reducing the percentage of Barbadian players, the WICB will consider allowing it back in the competition; and the CCC has submitted a restructuring plan to the WICB, but the WICB considers this to be a preliminary plan that needs to be further developed,” he said.
“The president of the WICB is therefore justifying the derailment of the University of the West Indies’ flagship cricket development project on the narrow and insular ground that there are too many Barbadians involved. A project that arguably constitutes the single
most progressive initiative taken in the Caribbean over the past decade to assist in the redevelopment of West Indies Cricket, and that has been a vehicle for the development of a number of our beckoning Test team prospects , is to be gratuitously destroyed on the altar of anti – Barbadianism.”
Comissiong contended that by his own words, Cameron had disqualified himself from
holding the top WICB post.
In addition to calling for Cameron to step aside the Clement Payne Movement also wants the CCC team immediately reinstated in the compeittion.
Comissiong also cried shame on the other members of the WICB who supported the decision to eject the CCC squad.