President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Ricky Skerritt, will have the say as to if he wants to support the former president of the board Dave Cameron as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's ruling body which is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
When asked by Guardian Media Sports on Tuesday if CWI would be willing to nominate Cameron for the post, CWI vice president Dr Kishore Shallow said that decision is up to Skerritt.
"The president is our director on the ICC and he is the one to decide if to support Cameron. He may ventilate it with the CWI board but in the end, he has to make the ultimate decision."
Current ICC chairman Shashank Manohar will step down when his term ends this year at an ICC board meeting towards the end of this month (July).
Cameron, 49, has been supported by the USA Cricket Hall of Fame (CHOF) which has been contacting the various boards looking to garner support. CHOF executive Michael Chambers has indicated that he has written to Skerritt but is yet to get a reply.
Dr Shallow said he has no knowledge of that as the president has not spoken to him about it.
"If that is the case and they have written to him he probably hasn't had the time to deal with it just yet."
Guardian Media Sports understand that the favourite for the post in England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves. No other nominees for the post have been made public.
Shallow gave his personal feelings on the matter saying: "When Ricky and I challenged Dave at the last elections (2019) we did so because we thought that he was not doing a sterling job. We were directors and we thought that because of shortcomings we should fight him at the elections and we did so and won.
"However having said that between then and now Dave has done nothing to say he has improved as a leader and this doesn't merit him being supported. That is my personal position, I will not support him based on merit and nothing else."
Shallow the president of the St Vincent Cricket Association added: "I am not even sure if he is serious. What is important to know is that the decision is up to Skerrit."
At the elections of the ICC chairman one director from the 12 full members, as well as three associates, one independent and the outgoing chairman will have a vote.
Cameron, who was elected the 18th president of the then called West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in March 2013, is of the view that ICC needs to find a sustainable financial model where teams can earn on the basis of merit. The former CWI president has an interesting take on the sharing of revenues.
"I believe we need to find a sustainable financial model where teams can earn through merit," Cameron, who served as CWI president from 2013 to 2019, was quoted as saying by the Jamaica Gleaner.
"The big three India, Australia and England have all the events, the audience and the biggest economy, but the smaller nations have to always be coming back to the ICC for financial support, so what we want to happen is not equal share of revenues, but equitable share."
Cameron, who served as a WICB (CWI) director between 2002 and 2019, wants to take cricket to the USA if he becomes the ICC chairman.
"The overall cricket structure needs change and needs to be looked at from different lenses. There is tremendous opportunity in the Americas which has huge economies that are untapped, and we need to look at the cricket world from a different set of eyes," said Cameron.
"We are still trying to fit Test cricket, T20, ODIs and world events into the same 12 months with more teams, and I think there is a way to look at that to create more money with fewer events and to allow more players to participate in the global game."
A WICB director between 2002 and 2019, Cameron served as vice-president during Julian Hunte's tenure as president, 2007-13. In the 2013 election, Cameron beat the incumbent Hunte 7-5. His running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan of Dominica, became the new vice-president, beating Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president Joel Garner.
Prior to getting into administration at the board level, he served as the vice president of the St Ann Parish Association and was the team manager and president of the Kensington Cricket Club. He also served as treasurer of the Jamaican Cricket Association.
Cameron attended Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston, Jamaica and has a first class honours BSC in Hotel Management from the University of the West Indies.