Sanasie to challenge Skerritt for CWI top post
Secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board, Anand Sanasie, on Wednesday confirmed his nomination as a challenger to the incumbent Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt at next month’s elections.
Sanasie has been a Director of Cricket West Indies over the last decade and is the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Guyana Inc.
It is understood Calvin Hope, the Vice-president of the Barbados Cricket Association, is in the running for the Cricket West Indies Vice-president post, currently held by Dr. Kishore Shallow. Like Sanasie, Hope is also a Cricket West Indies Director.
Nominations for the CWI posts close on February 18; the elections will be held on March 28.
The team of Skeritt and Dr. Shallow won the last elections in 2019, unseating Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and Emmanuel Nathan by an 8-4 vote.
Prior to those elections, Sanasie had announced in a section of the media Guyana’s intention to vote for the incumbent Cameron.
After the elections however, the cricket administrator told News Room Sport: “I always support; whoever is the chair has my support; whoever is the President of the West Indies cricket board has my support 100%”.
His comments had come moments after Skerritt, in an exclusive interview with News Room Sport after being elected, stating “it won’t be business as usual on the Guyana issue.”
Skerritt was at the time responding to questions on the status of the Guyana Cricket Board given elections have not been held in close to a decade, mainly as a result of a plethora of court matters.
Skerritt said back then that the “legal claims and the uncertainty about the legitimacy of the Guyana Board” only came to his attention during the campaign.
“I’ve been on the Cricket West Indies Board for some time, and it has never come up in a Board meeting, so clearly the previous dispensation was to be totally oblivious to any local problems in Guyana,” Skerritt claimed.