Lloyd Seeks GCB Nomination

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Kaieteur News
Kaieteur Staff

Legendary former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd yesterday made a formal request to the Guyana Cricket Board to be nominated as a candidate for the post of the WICB President.

The GCB will be holding a Special Executive meeting today at 17:00hrs at the Board’s office to consider the request and possibly pass a resolution to back Lloyd’s nomination.

A usually reliable source said that the nomination is most likely guaranteed but the search is on to secure a “seconder”. Kaieteur Sport was told that Mr. Lloyd should be able to secure a “seconder” because of his iconic status and influence regionally and internationally.

This newspaper understands that both the current President Julian Hunte and Vice President Dave Cameron have already been nominated and seconded for the position. Mr. Lloyd has met with officials of the Barbados Cricket Association and the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.

The fact that the Guyana Cricket Board has summoned a special meeting to discuss Lloyd’s request means that the GCB has, so far, not nominated or seconded anyone for the top post in West Indies cricket. On the other hand, it could very well mean that the GCB has succumbed to political pressures to change their previous position on the nominations and go with Mr. Lloyd.

The present outspoken President of the GCB, Dru Bahadur, indicated that he wants to move the process of developing Guyana’s cricket and stop all the infighting and adversarial positions that currently exists.

Dr. Julian Hunte, a former speaker of the UN general assembly and career diplomat and politician, Mr. Dave Cameroon, a business executive and Mr. Clive Lloyd, a Cricketer extraordinaire all possess the credentials to possibly win this race however, Lloyd still needs to enter the race by securing the backing of another WICB member.

In an invited comment yesterday Mr. Lloyd said if given a chance he is confident he can do a good job. “We have not moved from the number seven position in a long time and West Indies cricket needs new blood. My major aim is to improve the game in all aspects. The Board, cricketers and the West Indies Players Association need to work hand in hand in the interest of the sport,” he added.

Lloyd who led the region to success in the 1975 and 1979 World Cup stated that the players should be handled in the right manner so that when they reached the top they will be ready.