Walsh’s JA bid is backed by Al

Cricket promoter Sir Allen Stanford is endorses the candidacy of legendary former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh for the presidency of the Jamaica Cricket Association.

‘I believe that it would be of tremendous benefit to Jamaican and West Indies cricket for a man of Courtney’s indisputable character and calibre to be at the helm of an important regional cricket body at this time when regional cricket is in desperate need of strong and able leadership,’ said Sir Allen.

‘As a director of Stanford 20/20 and a Stanford Superstars selector, we have benefited from his immense knowledge and leadership capacity and I hope that the cricketing fraternity in Jamaican embraces a man who possesses the rare combination of cricketing accomplishment and proven leadership.’

President of Stanford 20/20, Andrea Stoelker, said: ‘We have worked with Courtney for several years and we have always found his advice and counsel most useful, he has enormous experience on the field and has proven himself a success off the field as well.’

Walsh, the former world record holder for the most wickets in Test cricket, played 132 Test matches and 205 One Day Internationals.