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Our former great cricketers should start their

Chrissy 2023-03-24 12:00:33 

Own academies just like track and field, football and tennis.
Let’s go Brian et al.

Dukes 2023-03-24 12:07:49 

In reply to Chrissy

CWI along with Corporate sponsorship need to come up with strategies to make such projects viable financially so our former good cricketers can make a decent living.The really big names like BCL will not take part in these things but lesser mortals like Clyde Butts in Guyana and Ryan Hinds in Barbados would be possibilities.

Chrissy 2023-03-24 12:20:29 

In reply to Dukes

This needs alumni and staff from schools, universities, colleges, clubs, communities and sponsors. Global sports gear and equipment manufacturers will support well set up academies.
They simply need to be associate members of clubs and national associations.
Take a good look at the academies in the three sports I mentioned.
They don’t need CWI.

TanteMerle 2023-03-24 12:22:34 

The real issue is: -

There are copious great ideas on dis board,
on the streets etc..

Are these ideas being passed on to people that counts..

Dukes 2023-03-24 12:33:28 

In reply to Chrissy

That is true but it would be helpful if CWI is at least kept up to speed with the various projects.

Chrissy 2023-03-24 12:44:27 

In reply to Dukes
National boards can deal with that.

Allyuh need to start weekend and holiday time academies for kids from five to 19. We can work on raising funds for scholarships for talented youths. The focus should be technique, healthcare management and diet - as well as math and English.

XDFIX 2023-03-25 01:36:31 

In reply to Chrissy

The clubs are already in play! Each club could add an academy as part of its business portfolio!

Fantom 2023-03-25 02:22:09 

In reply to Chrissy

Own academies just like track and field, football and tennis.
Let’s go Brian et al.

Another great idea.

Fully endorse this. Our sports entrepreneurs and managers should be all for this wonderful idea. Some of the greats would probably gladly lend their names to such an effort. CWI could set standards and accreditation criteria.

The Brian Lara School
The Michael Holding Pace Academy

Imagine! smile

Chrissy 2023-03-25 10:43:25 

In reply to Fantom
Yes we have to find a way to improve technique and it’s not happening in schools, clubs or communities.
The weaknesses are ingrained by U15 and U19.
My brethren was talking with me the other night as we watched sports news on TVJ. They were showing ongoing primary school cricket . Every singly youngster we saw was pelting.
Got me thinking.
Take a look at new tennis star Carlos Alcaraz and watch him at age 10 and 15 on YouTube.
Talent matters but without technique it cannot be sustained.

Hendra 2023-03-25 11:01:52 

In reply to Chrissy
Great ideas alright.

Chrissy why don't you compile all the better ideas generated on this forum into a paper and submit to CWI
With your background in academia, this should have some weight.

Shallow looks like a guy who belies his name. - he seems amenable to new ideas

Chrissy 2023-03-25 11:58:26 

In reply to Hendra
I’m a grassroots academic who avoids the establishment.
The last establishment I worked with was MMs government where we (a great group of us) came up with the first five year sports plan. The experts in each sport/area contributed and I wrote the plan. That was 1989-93/94. We reaped many rewards since then.
I avoid the eat a food blowhards.

natty_forever 2023-03-25 12:02:22 

In reply to TanteMerle

Does these ideas count to these ppl?

natty_forever 2023-03-25 12:03:39 

In reply to Chrissy

Doctor Bird. Mr. Dennis Miller (R.I.P.) tried.

Chrissy 2023-03-25 12:58:16 

In reply to XDFIX
Which of the clubs could afford the sort of support staff required for a professional academy?