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The former CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board says he is not surprised by a recommendation from the CARICOM cricket review panel suggesting that all current members must resign.

It has also recommended that the WICB be replaced by an interim board, which will work with a change management expert to install a new governance framework.

The CARICOM panel was appointed by the Prime Ministerial Committee on the Governance of West Indies Cricket in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the board after the BCCI suspended bilateral ties and slapped $41.97 million as damages following West Indies' decision to pull out midway through their India tour in 2014.

Mr Hilaire says a similar recommendation was made during his stint as CEO, but was rejected by the WICB.

Mr Hilaire believes that the board must be put in a situation where it does not have a choice, if the Caricom special committee recommendation is to be enforced.

Set up to review the governance and administrative structure of the WICB, the panel interviewed various stakeholders including the management of the board, former and current West Indies players, territorial boards and a host of other key personalities attached to the game in the region.

Based on its findings, the panel concluded that the WICB's governance model had failed to evolve and that it did not prioritise accountability and transparency.
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