Message Board Archives

HEADLINE: WICB APPOINTS NEW CEO

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2017-01-09 13:02:12 

JOHN’S, Antigua - The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed Johnny Grave as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a rigorous recruitment process led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados.

Johnny joins the organisation with a wealth of experience from both the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) in the UK, where he has been the Commercial Director for the past 9 years and Surrey County Cricket Club, where he held several senior leadership roles. During his time at the PCA, Johnny has significantly grown commercial revenue streams, as well as building excellent relationships and partnerships between the players, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and a wide range of commercial organisations.

Among the new CEO’s tasks will be developing and delivering the WICB’s strategic plans, and building on the existing framework started by former CEO, Michael Muirhead. The top priorities for the new CEO will be the management and oversight of the WICB’s US$40 million budget, the creation of new commercial opportunities, helping to drive revenue into the whole game, along with an increased focus on player relations and improved performances on and off the field.

President of the WICB, Dave Cameron welcomes the new CEO to the team commenting, “Johnny has a proven track record of success in his career to date and a huge amount of relevant experience and will add exceptional value to the organisation. Johnny was the unanimous choice of the interview panel and clearly shares our vision for the future of West Indies Cricket.”

Johnny commented, “I am delighted to have been given the honour of becoming the new CEO of the WICB. I am genuinely excited by the opportunity of improving cricket at all levels within the region and am looking forward to working with the many stakeholders who are committed to the long-term development of West Indies Cricket.”

Johnny holds an Executive MBA from the Cass Business School in London and is a graduate from the University of Leeds.

He will be fulfilling his contractual responsibilities at the PCA and is unavailable for further media comment until he officially begins his role with the WICB in February.
He will be based in Antigua at the WICB headquarters.


Full Story

 
Khaga 2017-01-09 13:03:50 

Grave threat!

 
natty_forever 2017-01-09 13:04:55 

In reply to Khaga... Graveyard?

 
Khaga 2017-01-09 13:06:45 

In reply to natty_forever

WICB is headquartered in Antigua..not Jamaica.. lol

 
natty_forever 2017-01-09 13:17:32 

In reply to Khaga

lol lol lol

 
Walco 2017-01-09 13:21:32 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Dave sure seems to have a fascination with white Englishmen.

 
Khaga 2017-01-09 13:23:59 

In reply to Walco

No grey areas..all black and white.. lol

 
Kay 2017-01-09 13:28:19 

I reply to Khaga

Man I was waiting for the anti-white wagon to start rolling ... it took all of 19.20 minutes. smile

Focus people ... just focus on what the gentleman brings to the table and let's debate that aspect of the appointment

 
methodic 2017-01-09 13:31:37 

Let the dead bury the dead. The grave is already dug.

 
Narper 2017-01-09 17:09:13 

The newest grave digger

 
POINT 2017-01-09 17:18:16 

I have grave concern that this appointment may bring Cricket in the Region to its Grave . My take is that
currently Cricket in the Region particularly in the longer formats of the game already has one foot in the Grave .

 
tops 2017-01-09 17:33:30 

In reply to POINT
Maybe Johnny Grave can stop the gravy train.

 
Courtesy 2017-01-09 18:03:46 

At least he is from a good university. for this he has my support,

lol lol lol

 
Baje 2017-01-09 18:03:54 

In reply to POINT
Is this you POINT??????

 
Walco 2017-01-09 19:20:52 

In reply to Kay

Anti-white? Tread carefully Kay. You know not of what you speak ...

 
Walco 2017-01-09 19:22:59 

In reply to Courtesy

Dave appears very confident that his reelection bid will be successful.

 
Walco 2017-01-09 19:24:58 

In reply to Khaga

No grey areas..all black and white..

Perhaps Tony Gray would have been a better option smile

 
Courtesy 2017-01-09 19:29:55 

In reply to Walco

From what I gather, Dave will be re-elected unopposed.

 
methodic 2017-01-09 19:56:30 

It sound like the mafia to me yes!

 
Courtesy 2017-01-09 20:06:57 

In reply to methodic

It sound like the mafia to me yes!

Men without honour sitting around a table.

Two directors from two territories gave Sir Julian Hunte their undertaking to vote for Sir Julian. Sir Julian couldn't believe what had taken place after the vote for the presidency.

The story will be told in due course.

 
goliath 2017-01-09 20:09:34 

In reply to Courtesy

Yep...I did my 1st degree there smile

 
Courtesy 2017-01-09 20:11:22 

In reply to goliath

Yep...I did my 1st degree there


Good man. Are you Trini?

Quite a few Trinis have been there.

 
POINT 2017-01-09 20:31:01 

In reply to tops

That is highly unlikely ; WE are in grave danger of losing our once great
status in International Cricket . Evidently the people in the WICBC do not think that the situation is grave , if they thought so they would likely
have set about restructuring the WICBC .

 
Khaga 2017-01-09 20:47:35 

In reply to Baje

To the POINT, for the first time ever? lol

 
Baje 2017-01-09 21:38:02 

In reply to Khaga

Someone stole his handle. Brevity, no caps, ...smh

 
POINT 2017-01-09 21:39:37 

In reply to Baje

Yes that is Me . Do you have a problem
with what I wrote ?????

 
mikesiva 2017-01-10 03:16:02 

In reply to Walco

Yes, I noticed that too....

It's not like Richard Pybus was a roaring success. What did he bring to the table?

 
Walco 2017-01-10 06:28:30 

In reply to mikesiva

It's not like Richard Pybus was a roaring success. What did he bring to the table?

Pybus brought an incredible arrogance to the table. He was often wrong but never in doubt. Besides calling off the India tour, he managed to alienate virtually the entire WI team.

Hopefully this new guy does not have the Pybus gene.

 
methodic 2017-01-10 07:20:24 

In reply to Walco

Believe me, he was well chosen by Cameron. These appointments give Cameron a hiding place.

 
natty_forever 2017-01-10 07:48:44 

In reply to Courtesy

Men without honour sitting around a table.
... the man insult the mafia comparing them to the WICB.

 
natty_forever 2017-01-10 07:49:24 

In reply to POINT... no, seems your style has changed ... hence ...

 
Khaga 2017-01-10 07:52:11 

In reply to natty_forever

New Year resolution.. lol

 
positiveg 2017-01-10 07:56:09 

In reply to POINT

I have grave concern that this appointment may bring Cricket in the Region to its Grave . My take is that
currently Cricket in the Region particularly in the longer formats of the game already has one foot in the Grave .


One the funniest thing I've read from you. And you didn't send me to the grave with all those caps.
Grave-ly done Sir

 
cherri 2017-01-10 10:33:06 

In reply to Walco


O dear......somebody just tell me that if people doan believe the BI(hons) intent on killing we cricket, just check is latest signing.......de body say that after pale face done hammer the nails in the coffin, BI (hons) gone and deliver the grave.........um ent easy roun' the WICB.......

 
camos 2017-01-10 10:40:26 

In reply to Walco

Bro , you should look beyond the man been 'white Englishman'!

 
POINT 2017-01-10 12:56:55 

In reply to Walco

I completely endorse what YOU have stated . Pybus fitted in very nicely
because , the People in the WICBC have
been and are an ARROGANT BUNCH of People for decades .

The sad thing is that the WICBC is
being supported by several Newspapers
and Sports Journalists in the Region .
It is this fact that has emboldened
the WICBC to continuously ignore the
findings that it has commissioned .
In essence wittingly or unwittingly
many of the Newspapers in the Region
and the Sports Journalists are colluded with the WICBC .

 
Walco 2017-01-10 13:08:53 

In reply to camos

Bro , you should look beyond the man been 'white Englishman'!


My statement was about Dave, not the casket holder. All I did when I typed white Englishman was describe the race and birthplace of the new WICB CEO.

 
Walco 2017-01-10 13:12:28 

In reply to Courtesy

From what I gather, Dave will be re-elected unopposed.


In view of the current condition of West Indies cricket, Dave should be relieved of the Presidency forthwith for hiring someone with the last name Grave to be WICB CEO. This could turn out to be a really sick joke ...

 
Walco 2017-01-10 13:14:24 

In reply to cherri

BI (hons)

Big Idiot (Hons)? Girl you not easy atall smile

 
Walco 2017-01-10 13:19:05 

In reply to methodic

cool cool cool

 
Courtesy 2017-01-10 13:32:15 

In reply to Walco

In view of the current condition of West Indies cricket, Dave should be relieved of the Presidency forthwith for hiring someone with the last name Grave to be WICB CEO. This could turn out to be a really sick joke ...


I unequivocally and unreservedly state my partiality on this one.

I will allow sufficient time for the new CEO to either prove himself in the job or dig his own grave.

big grin

 
Walco 2017-01-10 13:33:27 

In reply to Courtesy

smile smile smile

 
goliath 2017-01-10 13:38:32 

In reply to Courtesy

My grandmother is Trini and my dad grew up there but I guess I am more a muddie than a Trini...and these days probably more pommie smile

 
POINT 2017-01-10 14:01:28 

In reply to tops

Why would HE stop the gravy Train when he is a beneficiary of that gravy Train . Obviously doing that would put Grave in grave danger of being
Fired .

 
Courtesy 2017-01-10 14:25:41 

In reply to goliath

Cheers mate.