BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - CRICKET WEST INDIES (CWI) is currently on a drive to find a replacement for Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan, who has tendered his resignation from the organisation’s Panel of Selectors.
This was confirmed in a media statement today (May 30) from the governing body for cricket, disclosing that “Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirms the resignation of West Indies Senior Men’s and Youth Selector, Ramnaresh Sarwan, due to personal reasons.”
Sarwan, who joined the Panel in January this year, informed CWI that he is “no longer able to continue in the role”.
CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams thanked Sarwan for his contributions during his appointment saying, “Given the depth of his experience in the game, we are disappointed that Ramnaresh is unable to continue in the role of Selector, but we fully understand and accept his reasons. We are grateful for his contribution during the period he was involved and hope that he will be able to contribute to West Indies Cricket in some capacity in the future.”
Now Sarwan’s exit has created a void ahead of the West Indies Home Series against India and Bangladesh later this year.
“CWI will initiate a recruitment process for the Selector role as soon as possible through a competitive process, based on established criteria. The aim will be to complete this process in the shortest possible time so that a suitable candidate can complete the Selection Panel in carrying out its duties.
“Robert Haynes, who is the current Lead Selector of the Men’s Youth Selection Panel and former interim Chairman of Selectors, will act as replacement until a suitable full-time candidate is appointed. Robert will work on the Selection Panel alongside Senior Men’s Team Lead Selector the Most Honorable Dr. Desmond Haynes and Head Coach Phil Simmons,” CWI said in its media statement.