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Cameron presents manifesto as race heats up for WICB top job

WEST Indies Cricket Board (WICB) presidential candidate Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron is recommending the "re-engagement of Corporate Caribbean" as part of the process in growing the cricket product in the region. Cameron, who is a vice-president now, officially presented his manifesto last Friday in Kingston.

His campaign and recommendations for the sustained growth in West Indies should come mainly from systems, which facilitate improved development of the talent, having greater access to revenue streams, and the restoration of Caribbean pride and unity.

The presidential candidate also stated that "when the West Indies does well domestically and internationally, the region enjoys a sense of togetherness, which transmits positive vibe and energy, but the board will have to lead a process which makes that energy translate into a more successful business model for the sport".

He highlighted the successful performances of all the teams over the last three years, stating that there are tremendous opportunities to build on, and he hopes to be given the mandate to lead that charge, stating that "those optimistic activities have opened doors for the rebuilding process to continue".

"Building cricket as an industry will take some paradigm shift and the process to do this must be an all-inclusive one," stated Cameron. He believes the region has the requisite skills to undertake this massive job, and knows the region is poised to foster the growth of cricket.

Responsibility has so far played a key role in how Cameron and his team want to operate and will see the territorial boards being empowered and being held accountable, which he believes will widen the talent pool, and by extension, give the technical team much better options for the variety of competitions in which the teams will be involved.

Cameron's support so far for the post of president has come from Jamaica and the Windwards, both of which have publicly declared their support.

The March 27 election, which will be held in Barbados, will see current president Julian Hunte against Cameron, while the candidates for vice-president are Joel Garner of Barbados, and Emmanuel Nathan of Dominica.