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Double blow to Garner

Former West Indies fast bowler and current Barbados Cricket Association head has suffered a double blow.

As he awaited the outcome of his very challenging bid for the presidency of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), news came of the passing of his 85-year-old father Hutson King, who died at home in Enterprise A, Carter’s Gap, Christ Church last night.

Garner, who was in Jamaica at the time, was due back home tonight.


Today, it was announced in Kingston that Dave Cameron had been re-elected president of the governing body for regional cricket after he defeated Garner 8-4 in the WICB elections. Cameron’s vice-president Emmanuel Nanthan was also returned to power by an 8-4 margin, beating out Garner’s running mate Baldath Mahabir of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.

5 Responses to Double blow to Garner

  1. Victor Benn March 7, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    My deepest condolences of the passing of your father Mr. President.
    As for the WI cricket some one seem to have pushed the self-destruct button a quite some time ago. We are witnessing insularity raise its ugly head to give West Indies cricket a body blow that it may not recover from. The fact that territorial boards can support a president whose handling of the aborted Indian tour and the Gale affair demonstrated an arrogance, childishness and unprofessionalism never seen before at this level says in no uncertain term that we will have to mourn for our lovely game. All we can do is wish WI cricket well and take care of home.
    Once again my sincere condolences and I wish you well

  2. Ryan Rowe
    Ryan Rowe March 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    My condolences goes out to Joel and his family.

  3. Randolph Sobers
    Randolph Sobers March 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    My condolences to the family

  4. Greg Hoyos March 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Very sad to hear, Bird. and the WICB will be poorer without your services. But this is time to be strong for your father’s memory. RIP.

  5. Soca Rebel
    Soca Rebel March 8, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Condolences Joel garner


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