Volume No. 2 Issue No. 28 - Tuesday, February 5, 2008|
Emmanuel Nanton honoured to be new Windwards cricket boss
The Dominican.net Newsdesk
Newly-elected president of the Windward Islands Cricket Board Emmanuel Nanthan, is describing as "honourable" his position as the head of Windward Islands cricket.
Dominican Emmanuel, who previously served as the vice-president, took over from veteran administrator Lennox John when the Windward Islands Cricket Board held its election meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last Friday.
Emmanuel, who is also the president of the Dominica Cricket Association (DCA) and a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director, said he is looking forward to working with his other colleagues in order to advance cricket in the sub-region.
"It really is an honour to be elected at the president of the Windward Island Cricket Board and I am looking forward to working with the other directors so that we can move cricket forward in the Windward Islands," Nanthan said.
"We want to improve the game of cricket, not only in the Windward Islands, but in the West Indies as well," he added.
Nanthan conceded that in an atmosphere of increased struggles for regional cricket administrators, the job will be tough.
"We know that it will be a challenge for us to do so, but we can because we have the passion and love for our cricket and we want to ensure that our cricket in the West Indies is back to the glory days. We will continue to work hard at that and hopefully we will do a good job over the coming years," Emmanuel declared.
According to the new boss, the focus at the moment is the re-organization of the structure of Windward Islands cricket.
"First and foremost, we will be concentrating on organizing the board so that we move forward. Really and truly we need to do that because cricket is not just a game anymore it is a business and we have to ensure that we structure it in a manner that will take it to the next level.
"We believe that there is a lot of work to be done to get to the level that we desire, so we will do all in our powers to run the board as an effective organization," he concluded.