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Respect our local coaches

A local hockey coach demonstrates a play during a session. Source:

Why do we completely ignore our local coaches? Well, not completely ignore, but there have been far too many occasions which have left us without the local specialists in sport. There is the case of former WI all-rounder Phil Simmons, who returned home to be the WI coach after doing a fine job with Ireland.

Simmons knew what he was about and players were learning from his coaching. Of course, like most coaches who respect the value of their duties, they often find it difficult listening to people who are strangers to the art of coaching the sport, which they themselves have spent hours even years to learn.

The hard-headed members of the Cricket West Indies should have taken the time to listen to the real bosses, the players who believed that the coach is working with them and NOT for them.

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