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London — Controversial Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has lost a vote to remain in the post, the governing body announced on Sunday.

Cameron was defeated eight votes to four by Ricky Skerritt, a former West Indies team manager in a ballot conducted in Kingston, Jamaica.

Skerritt’s running mate, Kishore Shallow, who challenged Emmanuel Nanthan for the vice-presidency, won by the same margin.

"I am humbled and deeply honoured to be elected as president," said Skerritt. "We pledge to work for improvement on and off the field for West Indies cricket."

Cameron’s six years as president were marked by a series of high-profile rows with several senior players, including Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy.

The 47-year-old Jamaican administrator also came under fire for his role in the sacking of Phil Simmons as head coach
of the West Indies men’s team in 2016.

Simmons, a former West Indies batsman who is now the coach of Afghanistan, has since launched legal action against Cricket West Indies for constructive dismissal.

AFP