First CEO of WICB Dies
The government of Guyana says it hopes the late Steve Camacho’s legacy of “grace, humility and unyielding respect” for cricket will be an example to all who currently govern the sport.
Camacho died in Antigua last Saturday at age 69, following a long battle with cancer. The Guyana-born administrator served 18 years as chief executive officer of the West Indies Cricket Board, where he was the organization’s first full-time employee. He was also board secretary, selector and West Indies team manager, and has been widely hailed as establishing the highest standards in each role.
Camacho distinguished himself as one of the finest and most widely respected cricket administrators in the region,” a government statement said. “With a quiet demeanor and exuding elegance, Camacho was widely admired, respected and loved in the cricket fraternity and further afield. The Government of Guyana hopes that Camacho’s legacy of grace, humility and unyielding respect for the regional sport will serve as guideposts to those who have been entrusted with the management of the game.”
Camacho also represented West Indies, playing 11 Tests between 1968 and 1971 and garnered 640 runs. He made his international debut on England’s tour of the Caribbean, alongside the likes of Sir Garry Sobers, Clive Lloyd and Sir Wes Hall. A top order batsman, Camacho played 76 first class matches, scoring 4 079 runs including seven centuries and 24 half centuries.