HEADLINE: CWI to commence head coach recruitment and appoint Kieron Pollard as white ball captain following approval of new selection structure and policy

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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9/9/19, 9:28:40 PM 

OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today confirmed the start of the recruitment process for a permanent West Indies men’s team Head Coach, announcing a new selection structure and policy as well as confirming the appointment of Kieron Pollard as the new “white ball” captain for the West Indies One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) squads.

This follows a comprehensive review by CWI’s Selection Task Force into the selection process and system for all West Indies cricket, with all the recommendations approved by the CWI Board of Directors at the quarterly meeting, held for the first time in Tobago on September 7 and 8.

The Selection Task Force’s four-month review benchmarked cricket selection systems around the world and incorporated feedback and contributions from current and former players, coaches, administrators, franchise CEOs and nearly 2,700 fans across the Caribbean.

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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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9/16/19, 3:32:33 AM 
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Here is the job ad

"Kindly note that West Indian heritage is a requirement for this position."

link Walco Joined: Jun 21, 2008
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9/16/19, 5:05:53 AM 
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These guys are a bunch of jokers. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have nothing on them. I wonder what some on here would say if another international team advertised a head coaching position with such language. They could simply have said that an understanding of WI culture and history would be a plus. But instead they chose to go the xenophobic route.

link Star Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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9/16/19, 5:37:30 AM 
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The wording was an oversight and most likely will be corrected.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 6:11:15 AM 
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Oversight?

Are you serious man...

link mkcharles Joined: Feb 26, 2010
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9/16/19, 7:34:58 AM 
Jokers the whole bunch of them.

Why is anyone surprised though. That was the referendum given to Skerrit to ascend to the top post and he is delivering to his consistency.

The Chancellor and some of the legends will be toasting another victory.

link JOJO Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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9/16/19, 9:28:47 AM 
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Kindly note that West Indian heritage is a requirement for this position."


Wow! Not that it would be looked at favorably or that it would be a consideration...but it is a REQUIREMENT? I would think that any West Indian who has an the opportunity to live or work outside the Caribbean would cringe at such language.

link bobby Joined: Feb 13, 2003
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9/16/19, 9:43:43 AM 
This is crazy. So we are not looking for the best, even though we have hit and gone past rock bottom. We are looking for the best in the small Caribbean pool. WOW and WOW.
This reminds me of what happens in Antigua where employers who have already earmarked someone who requires a work permit for a job, develop the required qualifications for the job in such a way that no one else can qualify.
In other words, CWI already have the Coach. They are now just going through the motions. As the old saying goes, the more things change the more they remain the same.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:09:58 PM 
Folks get serious. Do you want a coach to be appointed who does not understand our culture? How can a coach develop appropriate strategies if he/she does not understand a culture?

"Kindly note that West Indian heritage is a requirement for this position."

Heritage, heritage, heritage.... not origin.

The above is an important aspect to the appointment of any West Indies coach. Anyone who does not understand our culture should be cast aside no matter how qualified he/she is.

"An understanding of West Indian heritage" must be a requirement for the recruitment of any West Indian coach.

This is so crucial...bravos to CWI.

link Atl_View Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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9/16/19, 2:30:19 PM 
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dear blogger I am not debating your point on this board but just want to point out a flaw in your point in the interest of having a valid debate.
CWI is explicitly looking for a person of West Indian Heritage, by saying it is a requirement. This akin to saying things like college degree required etc.

They are not asking for an understanding of Wet Indian Heritage.

Not sure if that was their intent but that is the message they are sending.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:32:20 PM 
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Brush up on your understanding of HERITAGE.

You can be a West Indian but lose your heritage.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:33:11 PM 
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I would be happy, if you are so inclined, to give me a lesson on this 'west indian culture' thingy big grin

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:35:17 PM 
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"Kindly note that West Indian heritage is a requirement for this position."


is it possession of it by virtue of being a part of it?
is it knowledge of it, from a historical/sociological/political angle?

is this a requirement of our players too?

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:35:40 PM 
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I'll make it simple. It's that handing down of your culture which establishes that heritage.

I can be of West Indian origin but lose my heritage like Maj, Nitro, LickDBalls etc...

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:37:16 PM 
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but what is this west indian culture that is being handed down...what are some of its constituent parts?

the parts that you would consider critical in this context

link bobby Joined: Feb 13, 2003
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9/16/19, 2:39:31 PM 
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Did West Indians and many right here at CC ever really accept Brendan Nash? He had the "heritage".

link russean76 Joined: May 24, 2008
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9/16/19, 2:39:58 PM 
That's absolutely awful like you said they could have used different terminology and get the same desired result they wanted by hiring whomever they wanted but this provides further proof how lacking Skerritt and his crew are for the positions that they hold.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:40:02 PM 
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I can be of West Indian origin but lose my heritage like Maj, Nitro, LickDBalls etc...


and how does one prove his/her heritage beyond papers? big grin

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:40:03 PM 
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Haven't you heard during cricket commentary of shots that are attributable to West Indies batsmen, the flair etc...and that other international batsmen don't play these shots like West Indies like driving thru the covers from length balls?

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9/16/19, 2:40:29 PM 
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Did West Indians and many right here at CC ever really accept Brendan Nash? He had the "heritage".


see my above question about how does one prove their heritage?

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:41:04 PM 
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Haven't you heard during cricket commentary of shots that are attributable to West Indies batsmen, the flair etc...and that other international batsmen don't play these shots like West Indies like driving thru the covers from length balls?


but i can know of that by reading, watching videos, etc...

should i know to play it?

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:41:27 PM 
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I normally visit a Saint Lucian cook every time I visit London. There is a reason for this? He has not lost that aspect of our culture.

But, any way, I make no apology for insisting that a thorough knowledge of West Indian heritage is a must for the selection and recruitment of any coach for the West Indies team.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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9/16/19, 2:46:25 PM 
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but i can know of that by reading, watching videos, etc...

should i know to play it?

You still know it whether through reading or viewing videos. It will inform your strategic thinking and planning.

I know of some Brits who are experts on ancient African musical instruments. They read and studied it and are very verse on African musical heritage.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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9/16/19, 2:54:14 PM 
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You still know it whether through reading or viewing videos. It will inform your strategic thinking and planning.


I support that

but isn't that implicit? aren't you expected to know something about a context when u seek employment in that context?

i wonder if they are saying something else...that is my reason for asking how will you go about check...

are they saying you 'need to be a west indian' in another way?

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9/16/19, 2:54:52 PM 
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But, any way, I make no apology for insisting that a thorough knowledge of West Indian heritage is a must for the selection and recruitment of any coach for the West Indies team.


earlier i asked whether you'd expect the same of your players

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