Former VP Shallow ratified as new president


Dr. Kishore Shallow has underscored the significance of “unity and inclusivity” throughout his upcoming first two-year time period after being elected unopposed as the brand new Cricket West Indies (CWI) president final weekend.

Shallow, the earlier CWI vice-president, had his new submit formalized at Saturday’s twenty fourth Annual Normal Assembly at Coolidge Cricket Floor.

Azim Bassarath, the present Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board chief, was additionally elected unopposed as the brand new vice chairman.

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“The resounding vote of confidence demonstrated by the shareholders is heartening,” Kishore Shallow mentioned.

“My profound gratitude to them and all of the stakeholders for supporting me all through the electoral course of. 

“As I embark on this new position with vice-president Bassarath, there is no such thing as a delusion concerning the appreciable workload. 

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“My philosophy stays considered one of unity and inclusivity. For it’s only if we pool our assets and efforts collectively will West Indies cricket make any significant development as a cricket nation.”

Shallow served as an understudy to departing president Ricky Skerritt who presided over CWI since 2019 after defeating Jamaican Dave Cameron.

Skerritt, a former authorities minister in St Kitts and Nevis, opted towards in search of re-election and Shallow discovered no challengers after placing himself ahead for the highest CWI submit final month.

Shallow hailed the success of Skerritt’s tenure, particularly through the tough interval of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“On behalf of Cricket West Indies, I sincerely thank the outgoing president Ricky Skerritt for his newest contribution to our beloved cricket,” mentioned Shallow.

“He has served with distinction and delight in one of the difficult intervals in our lifetime, the COVID-19 pandemic. His tenure has actually moved us in the fitting route.”

Bassarath, in the meantime, mentioned he hoped to construct on the “good work” executed by the final administration of Skerritt and Shallow.

“It’s certainly an honor to be elected to function the vice-president of Cricket West Indies and I look ahead to working alongside Dr. Shallow and the opposite members of the Board of Administrators as we proceed the great work executed by Mr. Skerritt for the good thing about everybody concerned in West Indies Cricket.”

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