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West Indies cricket legend set for chief role

Hall is the sole nominee for the post left vacant by Pat Rousseau’s resignation earlier this month, according to the Caribbean News Agency.
Val Banks of Anguilla has been put forward as vice-president.
Rousseau and his deputy Clarvis Joseph stepped down after the rest of the Board reversed a decision to sack the West Indies team manager less than halfway through a three-year contract.
Hall, now 62, took 192 wickets in 48 Test appearances between 1958 and 1969, at an average of 26.38.
Following his retirement, Hall had spells as West Indies team manager and chairman of selectors, and was also Minister for Sport and Tourism in Barbados.
The WICB is due to choose its new president at a meeting next month and Hall’s election now appears to be a formality.
An interim management committee, including WICB chief executive Gregory Shillingford and chief finance officer Richard Jodhan, is currently in charge of the game in the Caribbean.