West Indies Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of
chief executive Bruce Aanensen.
In a short release late Saturday following a meeting here,
the WICB indicated that it had accepted with regret,
the resignation of CEO, Bruce Aanensen, with effect from
August 31, 2007.
Board recognises that the reasons given by Mr. Aanensen
for his resignation relate to very complex and challenging
matters with which it will continue to be engaged,
the release continued.
discussion and review, the Board is satisfied that the president
(Julian Hunte) has acted in the best interests of West Indies
cricket at this time.
It is understood that Aanensen offered to resign as CEO
in disagreement with the new administration headed
by St Lucias Hunte over several issues. The
former banking executive apparently disapproved of Huntes
decision to appoint of Dinanath Ramnarine, CEO of the West
Indies Players Association, as a WICB director and
was also at odds with Hunte over the payment of World Cup
At the heart of Aanensens decision to quit, however,
is his firm belief that issuing the payments to players
for the 2007 World Cup staged in the Caribbean could put
him and indeed the WICB in legal hot water.
His resignation comes against the backdrop of recent calls
from the West Indies Players Association for him to step