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Caricom wants Webster as CWI director

Published: 
Monday, July 3, 2017
Dr. Rudi Webster

Caricom has made a recommendation to Cricket West Indies (CWI) to have former team psychologist Dr. Rudi Webster, as a director on the regional board.

Guardian Media has been reliably informed that Caricom made the recommendation for the Grenadian to be a part of CWI, by Grenadian Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who is chairman of Caricom’s sub-committee on cricket.

The source who is very close to the latest developments and wishes to remain anonymous said that it was passing strange that a man who has publicly criticised the leadership of CWI, all of a sudden wants to work with the same guys.

“Imagine Dr. Webster wants to work with guys like Dave Cameron who is president of CWI and he was bashing him up until recently. He was very vocal against the current administration when the Indian fiasco was going on and this comes as a surprise that he would want to sit at the same table with these guys now. I hold no brief for Cameron and his executive, I have had my say about them, but I am not putting myself forward to be a director. If Dr. Webster was so critical of these guys, then what has changed his opinion?

The source added that he has knowledge that the decision to recommend Dr. Webster was not one made by the entire committee:”I don’t think that the entire sub-committee on cricket made this decision, I think it came from certain individuals and this is even more baffling.”

Dr. Webster is a former Barbadian cricketer who played for Scotland, Warwickshire and Otago from 1961 to 1968. He was born in Marchfield, Saint Philip, Barbados. He appeared in 70 first-class matches as a right-handed batsman and right arm fast medium bowler. He scored 865 runs with a highest score of 47 and held 21 catches. He took 272 wickets with a best performance of eight for 19 and took ten wickets in a match four times. Webster was educated at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a doctor.

He worked with the West Indies team during their period of domination under Clive Lloyd as a sport psychologist.