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Windies still underdogs

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Test Series West Indies versus Sri Lanka has officially begun and we enter once again as underdogs.

We in the West Indies need a coach with the ability to produce a group of highly motivated cricketers who share common goals and are seeking to encourage and assist each other to improve their game and take their skills to another level.

We need a cricket coach who is willing to spend the majority of his time working on the West Indian cricketers’ mental strength and getting the players to perform at a much higher level on a consistent basis.

We need to hire a coach who has a proven track record of being able to turn losers into winners.

This is something that will be truly remarkable to witness.

This is what truly great leaders do. We need a coach we can trust with taking full control of the team, increasing the amount of time spent on the training pitch, and who understands the importance of playing veterans over rookies.

Leaders who turn their teams into winners are not always popular.

They’re changing the status quo and people like where they are, even if they are not living up to their potential.

We are sick and tired of leaders who are more willing to “go along with the flow” rather than make the necessary changes for the better.

Cricket West Indies must give the coach plenty of authority to make the necessary changes to make us into a force to be reckoned with.

These are special leaders. They have a very dedicated and loyal staff which boosts their leader’s strengths beyond what could normally be done.

That same staff helps deal with any leadership weaknesses. An experienced, tough, no-nonsense coach is key to the West Indies’ success.

We need an innovator of cricket tactics and a motivator of cricket players. Like the conquering generals of ancient history, we need someone who is best at winning with mediocre teams and limited resources.

SIMON WRIGHT
Chaguanas

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