Sunday, February 19, 2012

Open letter to Ernest Hilaire and Julian Hunte

I am a concerned West Indies cricket supporter who honestly thinks the efforts to get the best support for the game is not being managed effectively. We the people of the Caribbean would like to know the following:
1.Is Chris Gayle ever going to play again under your leadership?
2.Will the impasse between Chris Gayle and the WICB be resolved, anytime soon, or ever?
3.What are your short and medium terms plan for cricket?
4.How much longer do you both have in office?
5.Are you satisfied that the upcoming tour of Australia has been offered the best options for locations and earnings?
6.When will we hear the truth, nothing but the truth, so help us God?
7.What technical/financial support is being offered to JCA to reach the standard to host a first class test/T20

If you answer YES to any of these questions (1,2, or 5) then the rest of the answers should lead us somewhere. If the answers are NO, then you both should resign.

What NO means here, is that neither of you have the best interest of cricket and it is possible you do not know what to do...cause that is the impression we are getting. I have been following WI cricket since 1974 and this has to be one of, if not the worst spell of leadership I have seen.

We have had the best cricketers in the world and while the performance of the players started to slip back in 1995, way before your time in leadership, you have done very little to help, based on what we have seen/heard. I urge you therefore to
1.tell the people the TRUTH
2.resolve the matters at hand
3.tell us why the best players in the region are out playing for other clubs

I am giving you an ultimatum of 30 days within which time you can call an emergency meeting of your board and do what is required.

WI cricket is dying under your leadership and we as a people do not want that. We like options. Use the best efforts to get this done


Renaisance Man said...

If there ever was a time to rally round the West Indies, it is now... People in this region need to wake up and let their voices be heard, there is enough of to cause this change!

Xonnel said...

We will see where this goes because this matter lies at the heart of the future of WI cricket AND WI unity!