Skeritt might be combating for re-election towards Guyana Cricket Board secretary Anand Sanasie.
Speaking concerning the state of CWI funds, Skerritt stated they’ve improved considerably since he took over.
“The most important drawback we had been going through is that each one of our future money was spoken for earlier than we even obtained it. We had been dwelling on borrowed future revenue. So we had near USD 20 million in institutional debt, and we had been borrowing to pay again lenders.
“It was all smoke and mirrors. And that is comprehensible on short-term methods when there are tough instances for money stream. Nevertheless it had grow to be endemic,” Skerritt advised ESPNcricinfo.
The CWI boss went on to say that the board needed to borrow to pay workers which obtained a 50 per cent pay lower within the wake of the pandemic.
“So we have been having to tighten belts, concentrate on money relatively than on revenue and loss, and do away with any kind of pointless prices. And we have lower our debt down by at the very least a 3rd now after lower than two years.
“And, with some problem, we have now improved our means to satisfy our obligations, we simply couldn’t meet most of our obligations (beforehand).
“We had been borrowing cash to pay wages. We did that for the primary yr that I used to be in workplace. Proper up till the early summer time final yr, we had been actually having to borrow to simply pay gamers and workers,” he stated.
The West Indies group was first to tour amid the pandemic, flying to England for a Check sequence in July final yr.
On the influence of the well being disaster on the sport, Skerritt added: “The pandemic made every little thing extra devastating. Nevertheless it additionally gave us a chance and an excuse to concentrate on what we actually wanted to concentrate on…getting all stakeholders to know that it might take sacrifices from all of us, together with a 50 per cent pay lower for everyone.
“The pandemic pressured us to do extra with even much less. And I feel that, within the remaining evaluation, we will come out of the pandemic extra knowledgeable and higher conscious of what is wanted going ahead.”