HEADLINE: CWI To Revamp Selection Policy

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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4/8/19 7:11:34 AM 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is set to revamp its selection policy in an effort to rid the process of “politics or petty emotional situations”, in a move geared towards having the best squad selected for the upcoming ICC World Cup.

New president Ricky Skerritt said the selection policy had come under heavy scrutiny ever since he and Vice-President Dr Kishore Shallow assumed the reins of the regional governing body two weeks ago, and it was now hoped that the changes would result in a broadening of the selection pool.

“In the last two weeks, one of the most critical points that has been embedded as a selection policy is that if a player can still get selected for the team, they must be considered,” Skerritt told cricket website, Cricbuzz.

“There must be no reason for non-consideration other than cricket or medical or physical health. No administrative issues, politics or petty emotional situations must prohibit or prevent players from being considered for selection.”

New Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt.

He continued: “The last 10, 11 days since the election, we’ve been bringing in changes in terms of personnel and policies to make sure that we can reach out to everybody who wants to play for West Indies.

 

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link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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4/8/19 9:23:13 AM 
It sounds like a fair and realistic policy, in these times where players have to maximize there earning opportunities.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 10:43:56 AM 
Yes Prez Skerritt, what a refreshing thought? Selection of WI team should be based on nothing else but cricket performance in the field. Its about time we show administrative maturity regarding WI cricket, it should not be run like a corner shop but modern, proactive and sophisticated sports organization. Thanks Skerritt, no more friendism or homies eat a food mentality when selecting players.

I think also you should have each player constantly competing with at least 2 other players for their respective position on the team. To prevent complacency, improve consistency in performances and players do not feel like they are entitled to automatic selection. So just get rid of Browne and his other crony selectors, would be the first step forward in this new CWI administration.

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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4/8/19 10:49:44 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

To use an American phrase :

" THE WICBC MUST WALK & CHEW

GUM AT THE SAME TIME " .

I state this because it is imperative
that the WICBC also simultaneously address its 90+ years old Structure.

I hope that this is not a Cammoflage
to hide the fact that nothing is going to be done to the Structure ,
Constitution ; Rules & Regulations of the Worst International Cricket
Board in the Commonwealth .

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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4/8/19 10:55:01 AM 
No administrative issues, politics or petty emotional situations must prohibit or prevent players from being considered for selection.”


“There must be no reason for non-consideration other than cricket or medical or physical health.


At last rational thought, logic and common sense in the decision making process.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 11:14:40 AM 
In reply to Star

Yes Sir, Skerritt is right on point about those issues. Finally, some common sense regarding the management of WI cricket. Maybe he has been reading our daily posts and discontent with many policies of the previous administration.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 12:06:29 PM 
In reply to POINT

Point its looking like Skerritt might be implementing some of your long suggested points.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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4/8/19 12:08:52 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

One question.Do players still have to play local CWI tournaments in order to be eligible for selection?

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 12:28:13 PM 
In reply to Walco

I am sure that point will be addressed in short order or at least prior to the selection of the next WI team.

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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4/8/19 12:35:10 PM 
In reply to Walco
One question.Do players still have to play local CWI tournaments in order to be eligible for selection?

I would love to hear the answer to that question too. I am always of the opinion that participation in the local tournaments is the most sound and sensible cricketing reason to base selection....

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 1:20:42 PM 
In reply to Kay

Players should be forced to perform in another level of competition or at least an A-team or B-team tour prior to WI duties for the standard of our domestic completion is too low and not of international level.

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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4/8/19 1:44:23 PM 
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the standard of our domestic completion is too low and not of international level.
might not that be due to the international stars not playing in the domestic competition?

link doublecentury Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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4/8/19 1:49:35 PM 
Surely the president must have the right to ban a player without any disciplinary hearing if he wants to?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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4/8/19 1:51:21 PM 
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In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

That simple - the vindictive crap must end.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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4/8/19 1:59:29 PM 
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One question.Do players still have to play local CWI tournaments in order to be eligible for selection


Great question. Saying selection based on cricket performance only is a sound bite. Get to specifics

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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4/8/19 2:03:17 PM 
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he vindictive crap must end.

Vindictiveness is in the eye of the beholder

Brung and Pybus might well claim vindictiveness in their dismissals


sudden was right in calling out Skerritt to “slow his roll” so to speak

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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4/8/19 2:10:42 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

As I have already stated , the Structure of the WICBC must also be done simultaneously .

Dealing only with the Players , and
ignoring the Structure , is akin to putting the Cart in front of the Horse
that aint ever going to work .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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4/8/19 2:22:05 PM 
In reply to Chrissy

It is the MASSA MENTALITY that is
rampant in the WICBC that is the cause
of Vindictiveness .

This is precisely why it is imperative
to simultaneously address the Structure of the WICBC . As I have stated many times in this Forum , Our
Players MUST have Representatives in
the WICBC Meetings .

This in my opinion would obviously foster harmonious Relations between
the Board & Our Players .

If the Board refuses to do this then
it would be Crystal Clear that the
Board is still steeped in its assinine Massa Mentality .

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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4/8/19 2:26:24 PM 
In reply to Slipfeeler
Players should be forced to perform in another level of competition or at least an A-team or B-team tour prior to WI duties for the standard of our domestic completion is too low and not of international level.

Chicken and egg .... see Fuzzy post above....

link bobby Joined: Feb 14, 2003
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4/8/19 2:56:02 PM 
In reply to Kay
Players cannot perform and improve if the wickets continue to be bad. The umpiring also poor. And no real structure that monitors development.
And then insularity in selection.
To quote Point, it has to be a total revamping of the system.

link methodic Joined: Jan 18, 2010
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4/8/19 3:09:18 PM 
I think they are clearly saying, you can be selected without participating in a regional tournament as long as the the selectors think you are worthy of selection

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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4/8/19 3:14:10 PM 
In reply to methodic

as long as the the selectors think you are worthy of selection


And what will the selectors base their assessment on?

link carl0002 Joined: Apr 16, 2003
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4/8/19 3:20:00 PM 
It will all be fun and games when reality and practicality collide.
lol lol

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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4/8/19 3:24:08 PM 
In reply to FuzzyWuzzy … Fuzzy, the man said what they think. That's the basis.

lol

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/8/19 4:05:30 PM 
In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

That might partly be a reason, the other might be related to coaching levels of our young players.

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