Former WI captain appointed to male board committee

Submitted by Rick Eyre on May 30 2002, 3:00 pm

Former West Indian captain Ann Browne-John broke new ground this week when she was appointed to the Cricket Committee of the West Indies Cricket Board. She is the first woman appointed to a major role in the men's governing body in the Caribbean.

Browne-John, who is currently First Vice-President of the West Indies Women's Cricket Federation, as well as a senior level coach, played for the West Indies in the 1993 and 1997 Women's World Cups, captaining in both tournaments. She registered a highest score in her eleven ODI appearances of 65 against Australia at Tunbridge Wells. Hailing from Trinidad, Browne-John gave praise to WICB President Wes Hall, who had stated his desire to include women in the decision-making processes of West Indian cricket.

The appointment was made at the WICB's Annual General Meeting, held in Kingston, Jamaica on May 24 and 25.