Richards supports professional WICB

first_imgWEST Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has thrown his support behind the concept of a fully professional West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).At current the board consists of six territorial cricket associations each providing two directors, in addition to a number of non-member directors. The officials are elected for the post.The board has, however, often been accused of unprofessionalism and cronyism’ with most recent criticism calling for an audit. Richards believes a professional set-up with compensated individuals would to an extent alleviate a few of the current issues.“The whole circuit itself has become professional and if you are going to have guys making decisions where individuals are paid professionally and paid handsomely in order to make some of these decisions, because some of these guys have their fulltime jobs, I see no problem with [them] getting a suitable enough stipend,” Richards said.“It’s about the people who would have made certain decisions in the past and who would have put us in certain positions and embarrassed us in positions, to be accountable,” he said.“Some of the stuff you would have had to correct, some of the wrongs and some have gone totally ignored.”( read more