Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Sports, Chet Greene believes that disbanding the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will not solve the issues plaguing the game in the Region.
His sentiments echo that of the country’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne who, in a statement following the team’s triumph over England in the ICC World Twenty/20 finals on Sunday, credited the WICB with being on the right path.
Greene said the hardcore approach could have far reaching implications for all involved.
He declared: “We see no value in disbanding the board; it would only lead to chaos. If the Caribbean governments were to ban the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), it means that Caribbean cricket and all the glory we are now enjoying could suffer. The cricketers who ply their trade in India, with a world ban on West Indies cricket will not have that opportunity to ply their trade and so therefore my call and the prime minister’s call has always been for sober, rational, sensible discussions.