Thursday, 28 March 2013

NEWS & NOTES: Jamaica's Whycliffe Cameron is new WICB president + Ardenne High are 2013 SCQ champions!

BEST OF THE BEST: The brilliant all-male team of Ardenne High were crowned 2013 champions as the curtains came down on the 44th season of TV J's Schools' Challenge Quiz on Wednesday. The St. Andrew-based Ardenne fended off a spirited challenge from Portland's Titchfield High, who were making their third consecutive appearance in the SCQ grand finals. Ardenne won 39-33 to claim the championship trophy and a stash of other attractive prizes. Kingston College defeated perennial rivals Calabar High (this year's winners of Boys' Champs) in the third-place playoff. Some 64 schools took part in this year's competition. Above, Gary Allen of the RJR Group presents the championship trophy to Keenan Falconer, captain of the winning team. 

HIGHER OFFICE: Following elections held in Barbados on Tuesday, Jamaica's Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron (left) is the new President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Cameron's running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan of Dominica, is the new vice-president. "As we take over the reins of the WICB," said Cameron, 42, "we assume responsibility with very lofty goals in our minds and the understanding of the reason we are here and what everybody in the region is looking forward to us being able to accomplish." In a congratulatory message, PM Portia Simpson-Miller said Jamaica and the region expects that under Cameron's watch regional cricket will chart a new course of development and success. "With our long history of excellence, you now have the opportunity to build on this legacy for the greater good of the sport and cricket-loving fans around the world," Simpson-Miller said. "I have every confidence that the process and development of West Indies cricket will benefit from your talent, passion and considerable experience."

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