Newcastle, Nevis (November 25th 2016):-West Indies Cricket Team Massage Therapist and former Nevisian Cricketer Virgil Browne is set to officially launch his political career in Nevis . The 42 year Trainer with the CPL SKN Patriots announced the launch via social media earlier in the week.
“I’m thrilled to announce that I will be launching my candidacy for the Constituency of St. James. Progress is not easy. The journey will be long and tough but I have prepared myself and I’m determined to fight for a better Nevis for all Nevisians. I invite you all to come out and enjoy the festivities and to learn more about why I’m taking on this challenge to move St. James and Nevis forward. PROGRESS NOT PROMISES!!” the popular Nevisian sports personality announced.
Browne will be contesting the St.JAMES Seat for the Opposition Nevis Reformation Party. The seat is considered an incumbent CCM safe seat which is currently held by Minister in the Nevis Island Assembly Hon. Alexis “Zouke” Jeffers. Virgil will be attempting to do what no other NRP candidate has done in multiple tries over the last 20 years and that is to defeat the CCM Candidate there to win the Local elections seat.
“It is a very tall order for Virgil to be successful in that seat running against a CCM Candidate. Much less a very popular hometown boy like Zouke Jeffers. However if there is anyone who has a chance it would be Virgil,” said a Political Observer.
“Personally though I think putting him in that constituency is a waste. If the NRP are serious they would put him in the St.Thomas seat and groom him to take the reins of leadership of the party. He is young, bright and popular. Putting him in what looks to be an almost impossible seat for him to win is a huge waste in my view,” the Observer continued.
Browne played for the Leeward Islands from 2004 to 2006. He was a left-arm slow bowler whose best first-class haul in an innings was 8 for 129. He went on to study air traffic control, meteorology and massage therapy and was appointed massage therapist for the West Indies in their 2007 World Cup campaign. He then joined the Antigua-based Stanford Twenty20 organisation before becoming a permanent fixture with West Indies and working with the Antigua Hawksbills in the CPL. He joined the SKN Patriots in the dual role of trainer/massage therapist in 2014