Elquemedo Willett Fired Pauline Ngunjiri Cricket icon Elquemedo Willett The NIA has terminated the services of employee, Elquemedo Willett, one of Nevis’ local sporting heroes, a move that is not finding favor with a large section of the Nevisian public. On Thursday ( Aug 27 ) Willett’s wife Sandrine confirmed to the Observer that her husband has been terminated by the Nevis Island Administration(NIA), but she said her husband would not be available for an interview. Willett, 62, was a Physical Education Coach at the Charlestown Primary School (CPS). Mrs Willett said, “It is true he has been terminated. He was called to a meeting and informed that his services are no longer required.” She said information about his termination disseminated through social media was correct. Claims on social media posts claim however, that Willett was terminated Wednesday while in New York on vacation. Many are calling on the government to explain why the iconic sportsman, whom Grove Park was named after in 2010, was sent home. The Nevis-born slow left-armer Willett made his first-class debut for Leeward Islands cricket team in 1970-71 at the age of 17. He was the first man from the Leeward Islands to play for West Indies Cricket Team when he made his debut as a 19-year-old against Australia in 1972-73. His inclusion in the West Indies side had a massive impact on cricket in the Caribbean’s smaller islands, where players had hitherto felt ignored.
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