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Lloyd’s bid for WICB president hits a snag
KINGSTON—Clive Lloyd, the legendary former West Indies captain, appears to have suffered a major setback in his efforts to become the next president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). At least two regional cricket boards have refused to second his nomination by the Guyana Cricket Board, reports in the region suggest.
Lloyd was nominated by the GCB on Thursday ahead of Friday’s deadline however under election rules a presidential candidate must also be nominated by a second regional board.
In Jamaica, it was reported that Lloyd has been experiencing difficulties getting that second nomination.
The former West Indies captain was expecting support from the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) but on Friday the TTCB appeared to have had a change of heart. “I have left it to them. If they don’t well that’s it. You know I will just leave it as it is. If I cannot get a seconder I can’t say I have not tried to help our cricket and get it back on track,” Lloyd said Friday night. “They had another meeting today. I don’t know if they have, they might change their mind. It’s entirely up to them”.
Reports suggest that the TTCB wants to remain neutral and not openly support any particular candidate in the run up to the WICB elections. Lloyds has also made attempts to seek a second nomination from another influential regional board. “I sent something to Barbados” said the former skipper. “There was a manifesto sent to them and I sincerely hope that they had a look at it and they may think I am the person they should back if not back to the old grind again”.
Lloyd’s previous attempts at a presidential shot were blocked on the grounds that he did not meet the residential requirement since his home was outside the West Indies at that time.
Lloyd is hoping to challenge incumbent president Dr Julian Hunte and vice president Dave Cameroon of Jamaica for the top spot at the March 27th elections in Barbados where fourteen votes will decide the outcome. CMC
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