NEW Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Lyndel Norman Gordon Wright has received a rousing endorsement from former West Indies captain and legendary cricketer Sir Vivian Richards.

Wright, who crossed paths with Sir Viv during a first-class career that lasted 11 years between 1968 and 1979, defeated incumbent JCA Paul Campbell during the voting session of the organisation’s contentious annual general meeting held in Kingston last Wednesday.

‘Mud’ or ‘Muddy’ Wright as he is called, bowled legspin and was a dependable right-handed batsman during his time. He is the brother of another Jamaica and West Indies great O’Neil Gordon “Collie” Smith, who died in a motor vehicle accident in England in 1959 after a car driven by the world’s greatest all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers got out of control and crashed.

“I can only wish him the very best. Knowing ‘Muddy’ over the years he will do a good job. He is one of my favourite individuals,” Sir Viv said in an interview with the Observer last week during a visit to Jamaica to promote a ‘Responsible Drinking’ campaign put on by Scotch Whisky distillers, Johnnie Walker.

Sir Viv believes that the 61-year-old Wright, two years his senior, will make a good impression on cricket in Jamaica and the region…


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