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Antigua [West Indies], Mar 25 (ANI): Former West Indies senior team manager Ricky Skerritt has replaced Dave Cameron as the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI). He defeated Cameron 8-4 in the voting.

Skerritt's running mate Dr Kishore Shallow, who challenged Emmanuel Nanthan, also won by the same margin, defeating him for the post of the vice president.

Skerritt, 62, and Shallow, 35, are also CWI directors.

"I am humbled and deeply honoured to be elected as president. We pledge to work for improvement on and off the field for West Indies Cricket," Skerritt said in his official statement released by CWI.

"I am grateful and humbled by the support of the members of the territorial board. This is a victory for West Indies Cricket," newly elected vice president Dr Shallow said in his statement.

Each of the six territorial boards (JCA, BCA, WICB, LICB, TTCB and Guyana Cricket Association) had two votes each.

Skerritt's predecessor Cameron had landed himself in a controversy during his tenure as the president of CWI. West Indies coach Phil Simmons was sacked in 2016 under Cameron's reign. Simmons, who is now the coach of Afghanistan, has claimed damages worth more than US $300,000.

The proceedings were done under the supervision of an international audit firm, KPMG. (ANI)

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