Badree can’t take up Windwards coaching offer - EntornoInteligente /

For­mer West In­dies leg-spin­ner Samuel Badree has been forced to turn down an of­fer to coach the Wind­wards Vol­ca­noes for the up­com­ing CWI Pro­fes­sion­al League (PCL).

Badree went through the screen­ing process and had two in­ter­views with the Wind­ward Is­lands Crick­et Board of Con­trol (WICBC), who were im­pressed with the Bar­rack­pore man. How­ev­er, he had to turn down the of­fer due to work com­mit­ments as a cur­ricu­lum of­fi­cer with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia, Badree said: “Very ho­n­oured and hum­bled to have been giv­en the op­por­tu­ni­ty to be the Head Coach of the Wind­ward Is­lands Vol­ca­noes, a team that has a lot of tal­ent and po­ten­tial. Un­for­tu­nate­ly, due to work com­mit­ments with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, I couldn’t ac­cept at this time as I would have to be based in Grena­da.”

Badree poured prais­es on the WICBC for the process they opt­ed for in choos­ing a head coach.

“I am re­al­ly pleased with the process es­tab­lished by the Wind­ward Is­lands in their quest for a head coach, name­ly an open ad­ver­tise­ment and a thor­ough in­ter­view. This has cer­tain­ly nev­er hap­pened in T&T and it is some­thing that the pow­ers at be must look in­to.”

Badree, who had coach­ing stints in Aus­tralia with their much-tout­ed High-per­for­mance Acad­e­my, has pro­gressed nice­ly in the field and al­so gained the at­ten­tion of oth­er coun­tries. He was re­cent­ly the spin-bowl­ing coach for the Del­hi team at the In­dia Pre­mier League, be­com­ing the first and on­ly West In­di­an to coach in the cash-rich league. The right-armer has al­so done ex­ten­sive work with top lo­cal team Pow­er­Gen, who cam­paigns in the top flight of do­mes­tic crick­et.

He added: “I want to take this op­por­tu­ni­ty to wish the Vol­ca­noes all the best in their cam­paign and al­so urge Crick­et West In­dies (CWI) to im­ple­ment a sim­i­lar mod­el of se­lec­tion of all po­si­tions in all fran­chis­es through­out the re­gion so that we can have the best and most ap­pro­pri­ate per­son­nel in key po­si­tions. Any­thing oth­er than that is just un­ac­cept­able if we re­al­ly want to see mean­ing­ful change in West In­dies Crick­et.”

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian

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