Windwards cricket board head explains ‘Dominica’ logo
January 22, 2013
Windwards cricket board head explains ‘Dominica’ logo

The head of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) has explained the inscription of his country’s name on the team’s jersies in the recently concluded Caribbean T-20 competition.{{more}}

Eyebrows were raised because of the “Dominica” inscription at the front of the Windward Islands senior cricket team’s jersies.

In addition to Dominica, the Windward Islands comprises St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.

Emmanuel Nanthan told commentator Barry Wilkinson on ESPN network on Thursday in St Lucia, that the inscription was because of a sponsorship deal with the Discover Dominica Authority.

“Sponsorship can be few and far between and difficult for the territories to go forward …” Nanthan said during the Caribbean T-20.

“For the last three years, we used a loan from the West Indies Cricket Board to access money to fund our programme,” Nathan revealed.

The WICBC head said that last year, the Discover Dominica Authority was approached to sponsor the team for the 2013 CT-20 competition.

Nanthan said that the EC$20,000 sponsorship enabled the Windwards team to assemble in Trinidad a few days prior to the start of the competition to have a training camp.

“Sponsorship in the Windwards is not very big, so we have to use the good will of the different associations and I have been pleased with the response from the various islands … We have an office for cricket in each island and we have (a) staff working … We try to professionalise to whole idea of Windwards cricket,” Nanthan said.

Nanthan has been heading the WICBC since 2006 — taking over from long-standing president, Vincentian Lennox John. (RT)