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SALISES discusses the current state of West Indies cricket

For Release Upon Receipt - May 31, 2011

St. Augustine

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) will host a forum on the topic “The Current State of West Indies Cricket” on Friday 3rd June, 2011. The forum will take place at 6pm at the SALISES Conference Room, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Panellists at the forum will consist of:

  • Mr. Deryck Murray - Former West Indies cricketer and Vice-Captain; former President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket and West Indies Cricket Boards
  • Mr. Tony Gray - Cricket coach at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and Former West Indies cricketer;
  • Professor Baldwin Mootoo - Professor Emeritus of Chemistry,  UWI;  First Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board and member of the West Indies Cricket Board;
  • Mr. Dinanath Ramnarine - Former West Indies cricketer and President of the West Indies Players’ Association

The session will be chaired by Mr. Fazeer Mohammed, television host and sports journalist.

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend and to participate in the discussions that follow the presentation of the panellists.

For further information on the forum on The Current State of West Indies Cricket, please call Simone Kowlessar at 662-2002 Ext. 2038, 2391 or email Dr. Indira Rampersad at

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