Qureshi says Bassarath is the right man


MARGATE/FL: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi says that newly elected vice president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Azim Bassarath is the right man for the job.

Bassarath was elected unopposed as vice president of the regional cricket body at the board’s AGM recently held in Antigua. Newly elected president also unopposed is Dr. Kishore Shallow.

Qureshi a veteran cricket administrator from America said he has observed Bassarath’s work for quite a while and is impressed with his leadership style. He recently made a trip down to Trinidad where he met with Bassarath and members of his executive at the National Cricket Center in Balmain, Couva. Qureshi was guest of honor at the prestigious North/South Classic. 

According to Qureshi: “I saw the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board close at hand and Azim has a well oiled machine running there. West Indies cricket is not where it has to be and with him taking over the reigns together with Dr. Shallow much improvement is expected.”

The Boca Raton resident warned however that fans can’t expect overnight success. “It’s a process and we have to allow both gentlemen time to settle, set out their plans and give it time to come into fruition. One of the problems in West Indies cricket is patience and when plans are put in place immediate results are expected. If it doesn’t come the plan is aborted. Shallow and Bassarath have to stand strong, believe that their policies will work out and back themselves to make the positive changes that are needed.”

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