Muirhead is determined to see the West Indies succeed again
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) newly appointed chief executive officer Michael Muirhead has announced that it is time for the national team to become as dominant as they were back in the early 1980s.
Muirhead replaced Ernest Hillaire as CEO at the end of last month during a WICB Board of Directors meeting in Barbados.
The new CEO stated that he would do everything in his power to ensure that the West Indies continued having success, just like they did in the past couple of months.
“West Indies cricket has been enjoying some recent successes and is now positioned to be a competitive force once again among the cricketing nations of the world, I will do my utmost to maintain and improve on what has already been put in place thus ensuring that we as West Indians can once again proudly hold our heads high,” Muirhead said.
The West Indies have gone through a rough patch in the past couple of years, but Muirhead called on the Caribbean fans to keep supporting the team, no matter how bad the situation may be.
“Instead of playing them down what we need is to be encouraging them up and west indies cricket is finally on the road where we can …really give them some encouraging words to move to the next level and really be a competitive in the world,” he said.
Muirhead also noted that West Indies cricket has not been marketed well throughout the Caribbean, and added one of his major goals would be to raise the awareness amongst the people, especially youngsters.
“The WICB has a brand which I don’t believe is being maximised in the sense of what its potential is and that is an area I think I can add value to, I am looking forward to enhancing the brand on a worldwide basis,” he said.