Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – President of the SVGCA Inc. Dr. Kishore Shallow named National Sporting Ambassador. The announcement came in the Independence Address of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on October 27, 2019 at Victoria Park, the usual home of the Independence parade.
Along with Dr. Shallow, four sporting ambassadors were announced (Elliott “Morrie” Millington, Rawltie Lewis, Ian Sardine, and Doris Mc Intosh) and three cultural ambassadors (Kingsley “Hero” Roberts, Peggy Carr, and Cherry Ince).
On his new appointment, Dr. Shallow said, “I have been representing my country since I was a national under 15 cricketer, and I continue to wave the Vincentian flag proudly to this day as an administrator, however, I am cognizant that many others have done and are doing similarly without official noticing, so I am elated to be identified for such significant recognition. I take this appointment very seriously, and will continue to do my part in representing our blessed country with the highest of distinction.”
There are two other Sporting Ambassadors on the executive of SVGCA Inc., Denis Byam, who is currently the physiotherapist with the West Indies Men’s team in India; and Deighton Butler, a senior West Indies umpire, currently officiating in the Regional Super 50 tournament.
Some of Dr. Kishore Shallow’s accomplishments in sports are:
- National Under 15 cricketer – 1997/98
- Windward Islands Under 15 cricketer – 1998/99
- Member of the first-ever Combined Colleges & Campuses cricket team to play in a West Indies tournament – 2002
- National Senior cricketer – 2011
- Assistant Secretary, SVG Cricket Association – 2012
- President, SVG Cricket Association Inc. – 2014
(Became youngest president in the history of cricket administration in the Caribbean)
- Director, Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) – 2014
- Director, Cricket West Indies – 2017
- Vice President, Cricket West Indies – 2019 (First Vincentian to be vice president of a West Indies Cricket Board; Became the youngest vice president in the history of West Indies cricket administration)
- President of Windwards Cricket – 2019