The West Indies Cricket Board and the University of the West Indies, through the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications (CARIMAC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for five bursaries to begin September of this year.
The five bursaries are being named in honour of five Caribbean media stalwarts –Tony Becca, Headley Samuels, Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira and the late Roy Lawrence and Tony Cozier.
Head of CARIMAC, Professor Hopeton Dunn says “the programme is geared towards affording students with a specific interest in cricket as they pursue further education in Media/ Communications programmes to include undergraduate studies in Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism (Radio, Television, Print and Online) and Digital Media Production.
WICB President, Dave Cameron says “the investment is for US$150,000 over the period and the students who get selected for the bursaries will have access to work experience in WICB’s international and regional series and with other partners where applicable.”
The relationship between the WICB and UWI is for three years.
CARIMAC in response have subsequently added two new courses in the short term – Cricket Commentary and Analytics and Sport Culture and Caribbean Media, which will begin for the new academic year.
The selection criteria for the programme has been prepared and the five students will be selected shortly.