Former West Indies cricketer turns to politics

Former West Indies captain and coach, Floyd Reifer, has announced plans to contest the next general elections in Barbados. This means that he will have to put his career as an international cricket coach on hold. 

Reifer was one of five losing candidates in a by-election last week Tuesday for a vacant seat in the house of Assembly to represent the Rural St. George North electoral district. Reifer gained 1,327 votes to finish runner-up on the Democratic Labour Party (DPL) ticket to Toni Moore of the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) 3,154. 

The former West Indies coach told reporters, “I will be here again for the general election and I will come back stronger.” 

Reifer said he had learned a lot, adding, “When a man is down, it shows his true character and I am a lion.”

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