(Jamaica Observer) Former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Wavell Wayne Hinds is now a Paralympic Ambassador with his recent appointment as Chef de Mission for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.
In taking the top job, Hinds bested a list of experienced candidates after a gruelling interviewing process which saw noted sport personalities being selected to assume duties at Paralympic international games.
An exemplary sport administrator whose listed credentials include the presidencies of the West Indies Players’ Association and Kensington Cricket Club, Hinds will now be responsible for marshalling Jamaica’s team of athletes and officials at the multi-disciplinary pinnacle of Para sports.
“I’m sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve my people and country in the capacity as Chef de Mission. This great honour and privilege also carries serious responsibilities for an illustrious, innovative and talented group of athletes. I will do my utmost best to protect and promote the legacy of the Jamaica Paralympics Association with humility and grace. I’m eagerly looking forward to meeting and working with my full complement of teammates,” said Hinds.