Rov­man Pow­ell and the cap­taincy

Stabroek News - - STABROEK NEWS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, Rov­man Pow­ell is the Windies one-day cap­tain be­cause he is a sort of an all rounder who has shown some prom­ise with the bat but has done very poorly in the last series played re­cently in In­dia. Since he will not be an au­to­matic se­lec­tion to the eleven he is the ideal cap­tain. The cap­taincy will en­hance his tech­nique, which is sorely lack­ing par­tic­u­larly against spin. In ad­di­tion he is young and sounds dif­fi­dent. We should re­mem­ber, how­ever, that he is Ja­maican, a group that has not had lead­er­ship po­si­tions in re­cent times. Windies Cricket be­ing a se­cret so­ci­ety for which win­ning is not im­por­tant, is not re­quired to give West In­dian cricket fans any rea­son for its choice of cap­tain. They should be glad to be told who is go­ing to be cap­tain be­fore the team takes the field. Since the head coach is an un­known quan­tity it is wise to have a ju­nior mem­ber of the squad as cap­tain.

Yours faith­fully, Ro­main Pitt

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