Courtney Browne - Chairman
Browne is a former West Indies Cricketer. He was born in Lambeth, England but represented Barbados and was eventually called up to the regional side in April 1995. He had oversight of selection for the women’s and under 19 programmes for two years, while being regional talent manager for the same period. Before joining the selection teams, Browne served as Chairman for the senior selection panel in Barbados and also served as an alternate selector for the West Indies senior men’s team. Before becoming a Barbados selector, he was the wicket-keeping coach at the High Performance Centre. Browne thinks that with the increased exposure to matches in various formats “players will now have an opportunity to be seen.” The comprehensive technical programmes being offered by the WICB “will give players so much more chances to solidify their skill sets.” His appointment will last until June 2018. Browne recently completed an MBA in General Management/Business Administration. He also has an Executive Diploma in Project Management. The wicketkeeper-batsman played 20 Tests and 46 ODI’s for the West Indies over a 10-year period.
He was appointed Chairman of Selectors in June 2016, after being on the senior men’s selection panel for almost six years.
Eldine Baptiste is a former West Indies Test all-rounder, hailing from the island of Antigua. He enjoys the unusual statistic of being on the winning team in all of his 10 Test Matches he played for the regional team, getting a high score of 87 not out. He also represented the West Indies in 43 One-Day Internationals. Baptiste however, saw most of his success in Head Coaching roles, which he has performed around the world. His first post after his playing days, came in South Africa as Head Coach of the Kwazulu Natal Cricket Union from 2001 – 2004. Thereafter, he coached the Chatsworth United Cricket Club for a two year period, from August 2004 – August 2006. Fidentia (South African Cricket Club) then brought him on as a Technical Consultant for just under a year. The urge to bring his experience and expertise back to his home country proved too strong, as Baptiste decided to take on a Head Coaching role within the Stanford Twenty20 setup from Summer 2007 to Summer 2008. The risk worked out, as this stint led to his selection as Head Coach for the Stanford All-Star Team, which beat England to win the Superstars Series (Twenty20 for 20) in late 2008. He then moved back to Africa for two years, becoming Head Coach of the Kenyan International Cricket Team, where he is still held in high regard and credited with facilitating the emergence and proper development of many new talents. He then served as the temporary Head Coach of both the Leeward Islands and West Indies Senior Men’s teams, before becoming a selector.
Eldine Baptiste was appointed to the selection panel in August of 2014.
Travis Dowlin is a former West Indies batsman, hailing from the South American country of Guyana. He represented his nation in the regional first-class cricket set up from 1997 – 2011. He played 85 matches and scored 4,013 runs at an average of 30.7. He also competed in 57 List-A and 24 T20 matches. Dowlin also captained a West Indies A team tour to Bangladesh and went on to represent the full West Indies team in 6 Test Matches, 11 One-Day Internationals and 2 T20’s. Since late 2010, Dowlin has been deeply engulfed in the world of cricket analytics and has done commentary, both on the regional and international scenes, remaining based in Guyana. He is currently enrolled at the University of Guyana, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. He already possesses a Communications Diploma.
Dowlin joined the selection panel in December of 2016.
Lockhart Sebastian is a long-time serving member of the cricketing community and brings a wealth of experience to the selectors department. He managed the senior men’s Dominica team from 2004 – 2016, simultaneously being a Director of the Windward Islands Cricket Board for the better part of that time also, the latter 10 years. Sebastian also has experience at management level, overseeing two West Indies A teams on tour’s abroad, one being to India in 2013 and the other to Sri Lanka in 2014.
Sebastian began his two-year tenure as a selector in September of 2016.