Give CCC room to flourish
of players now has to be far different than in the days of yore because the environment in which they were raised could very well have an impact on attitudes based on how they are dealt with.
We educate our children to be smarter than us so we have to be respectful of the knowledge they have gained. I agree that respect has to be mutual for individuals to work together and thrive together but teaching has to be applied to suit specific situations because every individual is different. Do we have the right personnel in place to walk our cricketers through these mental changes?
Cricket will always be cricket once we adhere to the basics of batting, bowling and fielding. I believe the training of the mind is more critical now than before. The CCC is an institution that has a role to play in this rebirth, so they shouldn’t be limited in any form or fashion.
For sure, they have the facilities to harness the youth recruited to be part of the process and they, like everybody else in other systems, must have the right personnel to work with them in a professional and proficient manner.
I see CCC as an institution whose business it is to have players well equipped to meet the demands of international cricket whenever they get the call and in all forms of the game. We can’t limit what they should and can’t play.
What I think they should be made to stick to is the student/ player concept and not make any expedient arrangements with others in an attempt to strengthen their squad.
If this path isn’t followed, it means that they are violating their own philosophy and will place enough doubt in the minds of the regional authorities that their agenda has strayed from what was set out in the beginning.
CCC’S NICHOLAS KIRTON (right) receiving the Gus Logie Best Fielder Award from BCA vice-president Calvin Hope.