Skerrit Appointed Chairman of Coolidge Board in Antigua


Former President of Cricket West Indies Indies Ricky Skerritt has been appointed chairman of the board of Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Coolidge Cricket Ground is operated by the government of Antigua and has been heavily used by Cricket West Indies to host training camps for the various West Indies teams.

It has also hosted regional and international matches. Formerly the Airport Ground, Coolidge was Acquired by the disgraced Allen Stanford who later renamed it after himself.

However since he was sentenced for fraud, the ground was taken over by the government.

Current CWI boss Dr. Kishore Shallow says the appointment of Skerritt as chairman, augurs well for the continuation and further investment in the potential of the facility.

Shallow says the former CWI head’s “institutional knowledge” would be key to the success of the CCG project.

There’re major plans for the ground, infact Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne was this week presented with the CCG master development plan.

The latest version of the CCG development plan includes an updated design of the complex, featuring a state-of-the-art training facility and commercial establishments.

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  1. Just wondering if we couldn’t find a qualified Antiguan and Barbudan national to do this. I have nothing against Mr Skerritt but I do think that Antiguans and Barbudans should be considered and given priority in these roles.

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  3. I think that a person like Neil Cochrane would do a Great job managing this facility. He could also stage other events and make it so profitable venture for the government. Gaston make sure he keeps down qualified Point and Villa people.

  4. Just last week mention was made on a lady with Antigua lineage being elevated to a high office in America and well all beemed with pride. Flip the scrip one week and the typical badminded mentality show its face. Why cant we celebrate the successes of people irrespective of where they are from. Antiguans world over hold high offices in many countries so why is the talk always if they couldnt find someone local. Ah you just one set ah badminded nearga!!!!

  5. True that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda bought out the grounds from the Stanford receivers but Cricket West Indies has since bought out about 70 percent years ago and are now taking care of the ground. Therefore, for the edification of previous commentators, with CWI being the majority shareholder, they will choose the chairman of the board and also select the majority of board members. Possibly the government may have one or two minority members on the board. There is not anything the government can do. This is simple business practice.

  6. So the only top Jobs in Antigua is for the politicians. We brig in comptroller of Customs, Skerrit the worst preforming chairman of cricket West Indies was just booted out of office. After he won the chairmanship hands down ,with such high expectations he made a mess. I think this job should be advertised and with a criteria and the short lists of candidates be interviewed. I am sure other people would be interested. To include Neil Cochrane, Kuma Rodney and Keneth Benjiman doing a better Job at Liberta Black Hawks . More so than any cricketing academy in the region. His Liberta black Hawks spinning influence on Antigua cricket is very tangible. Can anyone point out something that Skerrit has done for advancement of cricket West Indies, every as Chairman. Yes he has been shitting in the high grass of Cricket West Indies circle and like the rest of them bright boys , downplay the importance of the cricketing greats and think the only thing they can do is selecting. Not even coaching . West Indies cricket will continue to decline until it reaches the dust bin of history under this elitist and bourgeoisie mentality.

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