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THE APPOINTMENT of Edward “Teddy” Griffith as president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has been hailed by his predecessor, Reverend Wes Hall.

He said Griffith, a former Barbados and Jamaica cricketer, who defeated Antiguan Clarvis Joseph by a vote of 9-4 at a WICB meeting in Antigua on Tuesday, combined marketing skills with a cricketing background.

“At this stage of our development, with a very young team of brilliant individuals and our finances beginning to look a lot better, it is really fantastic that someone like Teddy Griffith has become president. I think he will do well,” Hall said yesterday.

“He understands the cricket side of things and with his business, finance and marketing acumen, he has all the requirements for the job. “His ability to act and to speak authoritatively on international matters will be another plus. He has a very good executive body and a good board,” declared Hall.

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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Australian Darren Holder as coaching manager.

He will be the technical officer responsible for the coaching development component of the Cricket Development Unit, the WICB announced in a release.

Holder, who is currently in India conducting a Level 3 coaching course on behalf of the National Cricket Academy and Board of Control for Cricket in India, is expected to assume duties with the WICB by mid-June. Read more

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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announces the appointment of Leonard Robertson as the Board's Corporate Communications Manager with effect from April 1, 2004.


Robertson has more than 20 years experience in the field of media and public relations. He started as a journalist with the Trinidad Express and rose to Assistant Editor after spells as News, Sports and Sunday Editor and was the first Bureau Chief for the Caribbean News Agency in Port of Spain.

A national of Trinidad and Tobago, Robertson was head of Communications at the Caricom Secretariat in Georgetown before becoming Public Relations Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General. He came directly to the Board from that position.

In welcoming the Corporate Communications Manager, WICB Chief Executive Officer Roger Brathwaite said the appointment was a clear indication of the Board's intention to strengthen its relations with its various publics and to try to build widespread support for its policies and programmes to promote and develop West Indies cricket.

Press Release from the http://www.windiescricket.com

 

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WICB chief executive Roger Brathwaite The system that would convert leading West Indies’ Test players into contracted, full-time professionals has come a step closer following discussions between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) this week.

WICB chief executive Roger Brathwaite said yesterday he expected a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed between the two at the end of what is the second stage of negotiations on the issue.

The third stage, dealing principally with the use of contracted players and their images in WICB’s marketing and advertising, would follow at a later date.

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This months Caribbean cricket story

The West Indies cricket captain became the first man to make a quadruple-century in a Test innings. Lara’s unconquered 400 proclaimed beyond doubt his status as the modern game’s No.1 player.


Brooks La Touche Photography Ltd West Indies captain Brian Lara kissing the ground in celebration of his record-breaking score on the third day of the fourth and final Test against England at the Antigua Recreation Ground.

 

(Picture by Brooks LaTouche Photography.)

His 400 not out off 582 balls came in just under 13 hours and included 43 fours and four sixes. In doing so, he eclipsed the previous batting record of 380 established just six months ago by Australia’s Matthew Hayden.

It took the side to 752 for five declared – the second highest score in West Indies history and the highest by any country against England.

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