Gros Islet, St Lucia – The West Indies Cricket Board publicly launched its Strategic Plan 2011-2016 at its Annual General Meeting in St Lucia on the weekend.
The Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Directors last June and it builds on the recommendation of the WICB commissioned DeloitteTouche study of the changing international cricket landscape.
In addition to the DeloitteTouche study, consultations were held with various cricket stakeholders after which the Strategic Plan was formulated.
The Plan will guide the operations and activities until 2016 towards a path of sustainability and improved performance.
The Strategic Plan provides four broad objectives which will be pursued over the next five years:
i. The development of a sustainable cricketing environment and improvement in team performance
ii. Transforming WICB to become an efficient, effective professionally managed cricket governing body by 2013
iii. Building a network of relationships that are critical for cricket to grow as a sport and to implement the WICB Strategic Plan
iv. Commercialization of cricket to provide the resources needed to sustain our cricketing activities.
WICB President, Dr. Julian Hunte commented: “This momentous Strategic Plan will fundamentally transform the manner in which we manage and govern West Indies Cricket. It is geared towards ensuring that the WICB is professional and accountable to the fans of West Indies cricket within the radically changing global landscape of cricket.”
“Implementing this Strategic Plan will require bold and tough decisions on our part but as a Board we are committed to change, transparency, continuing improved performance and progress,” Dr. Hunte added.
Summarized copies of the Strategic Plan were distributed to all attendees of the AGM. Both the summarized version and the full version of the WICB Strategic Plan 2011-2016 are available online to the media and public at http://www.windiescricket.com/strategicplan