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Wendell White is contemplating running for president of the Bermuda Cricket Board, saying he wants to “make cricket in this country better”.

White, a member of the Bermuda squad who qualified for the 2007 World Cup at the last ICC Trophy Tournament in Ireland in 2005, said that he is considering throwing his hat into the ring and claims he has already received the firm backing of some of local cricket's stakeholders.

“I am tentatively considering running for president of the Bermuda Cricket Board because basically I want to make cricket in this country better,” White told The Royal Gazette.

The former Somerset Cricket Club all-rounder and Flatts Victoria coach is expected to make his decision final by the end of the week, with the BCB Annual General Meeting fast approaching on November 29.

Other names being touted as potential nominees for Fray's soon to be vacant post are BCB first vice-president Nyon Steede and BCB treasurer Gershon Gibbons.

The treasurer and three club representatives are the remaining positions up for grabs at the next AGM.

Lloyd Fray caused a stir when he revealed that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term as president at the BCB's annual awards ceremony at Gosling's Wine Cellar last weekend.

The former Warwick and Flatts all-rounder cited his appointment as the Government's chief information officer as the main reason behind his decision not to stand at this month's AGM.

Fray was first elected as BCB president in 2011 by a landslide after Reggie Pearman did not seek re-election and was then re-elected in 2014 after withstanding a challenge from fellow BCB executive Lloyd Smith.

Speaking at the BCB annual awards ceremony, Fray said he was satisfied with the work accomplished during his six years in office and that he had laid solid foundations for his successor to build upon.

“There's been quite a bit of work done over the last six years, particularly the last three years, where we've started to see a strategy unfold, which involved putting in the academy programme,” he said. “We're still working closely with the clubs to get them to embrace and engage with some of the standards that we're trying to put in, which will take some time.

“Right from the beginning of my tenure I said that it was going to be eight to ten years from a developmental standpoint, and I think we're starting to see some of that.”

Causing a stir: Lloyd Fray announced he would not seek re-election at the BCB Annual Awards Ceremony
Wendell White was a member of the Bermuda squad who qualified for the 2007 World Cup

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Published November 09, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 08, 2017 at 9:49 pm)

White may run for BCB president

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