Lloyd Not Seconded For WICB
Former West Indies Captain and ICC Cricket Committee Chairman, Clive Lloyd failed to secure a seconder to his nomination put forwarded by the Guyana Cricket Board for the post of the WICB president.
Lloyd told Kaieteur Sport on Thursday that the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board may be the Territorial Board expected to second his nomination. Apparently, this did not materialize and the deadline for submission of nomination expired at midnight on Friday 22nd February.
Kaieteur Sport understands that Mr. Lloyd may have received promises from Barbados and Trinidad Cricket Authorities but his late request probably was a deciding factor as WICB full members would have already made commitments to the other candidates.
While the Guyana Cricket Board seemed to have abandoned all previous positions and gave full support to Mr. Lloyd, other territorial boards were not as accommodating.
When Kaieteur Sports spoke to Mr. Lloyd last night he said that he is, “Still awaiting word from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.” However, with nominations closing on 22nd February his chances seemed grim.
By simple deduction, if Mr. Hunte and Cameron have been nominated, four (4) Territorial Boards would have already given their backing to these two candidates. Guyana Cricket Board, by nominating Lloyd, obviously did not participate in the nominations of Hunte and Cameron. Sources close to the process told Kaieteur Sport that Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board may have been the only option available to second Lloyd.
This is the second time that Mr. Lloyd has attempted to run for the WICB presidency and both times failed to secure a seconder. Former GCB president, Chetram Singh, also failed in his attempt 6 years ago.
The WICB AGM is scheduled for 27th March 2013.