Former CWI president Cameron being honoured
FORMER president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Wycliffe 'Dave' Cameron is to be honoured by the Cricket Hall of Fame, which in association with Wilco Sports Enterprise and the North America Cricket Authority (NACA) is set to host three limited-over matches over the coming weekend to show gratitude to the former administration.
According to Cameron, he is pleased with the gesture being shown to him.
"It's really an amazing feeling. I've spent a lot of time in the sport and my family would have seen the sacrifices and it's very good for them to see, while I'm alive, some honour and token being shown for that. I've served West Indies cricket for 17 unbroken years, the JCA (Jamaica Cricket Association) for nine years and the Kensington Cricket Club for 19 years.
"It's been a journey. Words can't express the heartfelt thanks to the Cricket Hall of Fame for bestowing this honour. It's really just a tournament named in honour, but it also highlights that there are persons that recognise the contribution that we've made to the game," said Cameron.
The matches will bowl off tomorrow at Kensington Oval with Portland Women against an All Jamaica XI at 10 a.m. in a T10 fixture, followed by the South East St Elizabeth Masters vs May Pen Lions Masters in a T20 fixture starting at noon.
The final fixture on the card will be played at 3 pm between the Melbourne Masters and Where Are There Now Masters.
The final will be played on Sunday at Manley Horne in St Elizabeth starting at noon, where the winning team will take home $150,000 and the runners up collect 50,000.
Cameron, who held the title of president of CWI for six years, said that for now, he has no plans of returning to the post despite elections fast approaching.
"I have no plans of returning to the JCA or West Indies Cricket. However, I love the sport and the opportunities that it has afforded me. So if I was asked to step up, I can't say that I would say no at this point in time. However, I must say, it would have to be under different circumstances, that's where I would leave it at," he said.