HEADLINE: Floyd Reifer takes over from Richard Pybus as West Indies interim coach

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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4/11/19 4:35:19 PM 

Floyd Reifer has been unveiled as West Indies' new interim head coach, replacing Richard Pybus with immediate effect, with Robert Haynes taking over from Courtney Browne as the new chairman of selectors.

The changes were announced at a press conference by Ricky Skerritt, the new president of CWI, who recently defeated the previous incumbent, Dave Cameron, in the board elections.

The appointments came as part of Skerritt's commitment to what he described as a "Cricket First" mantra, his bid to draw a line under a controversial period for West Indies cricket and pave the way for the return of a number of former West Indies star players who, he said, had been "secretly, but actively, victimised" by the previous regime, and "banished … from selection consideration".

"We have found it necessary to immediately adjust our selection policy to become more open, inclusive and player-centric," Skerritt said. "The changes we have triggered this week are more than a change in personnel or a shake-up in the ranks. This is a calculated strategic move designed to reignite the passion for a culture, where our cricket is being put back where it belongs - at the very centre."

Reifer, who comes from Barbados, played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies between 1997 and 2009, when he returned to the side after more than a decade's absence to lead a depleted team against Bangladesh, following a strike by several of the region's senior players.

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link Sylobeauty Joined: Mar 21, 2018
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4/11/19 7:38:03 PM 
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Two very good moves that will sure give our cricket a boost. Both gentlemen have been very good servants of West Indies cricket and I have no doubt they will continue to serve WI cricket well. Congrats to all

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/11/19 9:32:41 PM 
Great moves Mr Prez and more importantly your rationale for these changes,"pave the way for the return of a number of former West Indies star players who, he said, had been "secretly, but actively, victimised" by the previous regime, and "banished … from selection consideration"
Finally we got rid of ugly Browne and his ugly,insular selections, good riddance.

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4/11/19 11:10:21 PM 
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Finally we got rid of ugly Browne and his ugly,insular selections, good riddance.


Wow Slippy, we are not all bless like you , who is of caucasian decent, and is deem beautiful.

twisted twisted

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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4/12/19 5:18:18 AM 
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Give it to him, tc.

Slippy is just painting with a broad brush (if I may use the expression) knowing that Bajans are reputed to be ugliest of West Indians.

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4/12/19 6:33:59 AM 
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big grin big grin big grin big grin

link NYCGURU Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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4/12/19 8:12:45 AM 
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The World is a beautiful place once some of slippys homeboys are firmly in the mix.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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4/12/19 8:54:36 AM 
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Big hardback men of Caribbean origin making fun of someone's physical appearance like little children is a common thing. Sometimes I wonder if Donald Trump is a West Indian smile But at least the press in the US call out Trump's juvenile behavior on a consistent basis.

The irony of it all is that some of those who make physical jokes about people of African descent are quick to say things like massa day dun and call others mental slaves when their concept of beauty is exactly the same as "massa". But seriously, you should ignore those types of posts in the future because infants will be infants.

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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4/12/19 9:14:49 AM 
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Agreed,the same cast of characters has risen to their height, 85 % of the population of JA is of african decent.
An inferior complex has serious consequences and play on the mind on shallow people.

I am off the mb for the next couple of hours, take care

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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4/12/19 11:13:38 AM 
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The word "ugly"was used metaphorically, as evidenced by my inclusion in the sentence, "ugly selection". It had nothing to do with the man's physical appearance but his mis-guided selection policies.

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4/12/19 11:37:29 AM 
Sudden,
Skerritt- Dont Rescind Everything DDave Did

link lion Joined: Apr 1, 2003
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4/12/19 1:34:58 PM 
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Reifer, who comes from Barbados, played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies between 1997 and 2009

I would like to know the basis for choosing Reifer as head coach. The above credential is pathetic at most.... Can he command the respect of the senior players???!!!!

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4/12/19 2:50:05 PM 
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I see it is not okay to use demeaning generalizations about Jamaicans but ones about Bajans are comedic.

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4/12/19 2:51:56 PM 
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Successful HC have to be long tenured former international players?

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4/12/19 2:59:55 PM 
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Successful HC have to be long tenured former international players?


Bill Belichick, Jose Mourinho and John Buchanan says YES!!, YES!! and YES!!

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4/12/19 3:39:17 PM 
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lol

I had to google the other 2 but Bill was a top class lacrosse player in college

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4/12/19 4:35:26 PM 
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I see it is not okay to use demeaning generalizations about Jamaicans but ones about Bajans are comedic.
you have pegged then correctly especially that hypocrite jacksprat. We always knew drapsey is a skunt and slippery too.

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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4/12/19 4:36:56 PM 
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Big hardback men of Caribbean origin making fun of someone's physical appearance like little children is a common thing. Sometimes I wonder if Donald Trump is a West Indian  But at least the press in the US call out Trump's juvenile behavior on a consistent basis. 

The irony of it all is that some of those who make physical jokes about people of African descent are quick to say things like massa day dun and call others mental slaves when their concept of beauty is exactly the same as "massa". But seriously, you should ignore those types of posts in the future because infants will be infants.


Well said Walco....Trump has nothing on them

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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4/12/19 5:49:07 PM 
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I never understood why grown men would go that low and trash talk about one's physical appearance by calling that person ugly. And it seems to be strange that the two in question - Gibson and now Browne - are Bajan.

What is also weird is the logic that we got rid of insular Bajan Browne and selected another Bajan. Go figure.

The word "ugly"was used metaphorically


Finally we got rid of ugly Browne and his ugly,insular selections, good riddance.


Then this sentence is poor constructed. Truthfully I think it was worded as intended.

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4/13/19 2:57:09 PM 
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lol lol lol

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4/14/19 7:00:37 PM 
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Reifer, who comes from Barbados, played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies between 1997 and 2009

I would like to know the basis for choosing Reifer as head coach. The above credential is pathetic at most.... Can he command the respect of the senior players???!!!!

Reifer is the coach for the World Cup. That’s a fact. Just wish him the best and hope he doesn’t repeat the results the last time he lead a West Indies team at an ICC World Cup

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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4/15/19 5:54:48 AM 

Why are you Bajans so sensitive?

Looks like you guys are exhibiting symptoms of that other stigma labeled on Bajan men.

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