Bennett not worried about losing job

February 25, 2016
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Jamaica Scorpions coach Junior Bennett, says while he is concerned about the fortunes of the team in recent years, he is not perturbed at the notion of losing his job.

The former regional four-day and one-day championship winning coach, has for the past three years been coaching squads that have produced substandard outcomes.

"If you are the coach of the side and they are not playing well then you have to take responsibility for it," said Bennett, following the team's eight wicket defeat to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the West Indies Cricket Board First-Class Championship at Sabina Park earlier this week.

"In life just you just have to do what I have to do. That's the way I see it. That's the way I work. You are going to have good times and bad times."

The defeat was the Jamaicans fourth of the season in seven outings, and followed a surprising 82 runs defeat away to Leewards Hurricanes the previous week.

This has placed them in third position on 60 points, and with only a mathematical chance of surpassing leaders and defending champions, Guyana Jaguars, who has 107.

The Barbados Pride, 90, are in second position with Red Force fourth on 56, Windwards Volcanoes fifth on 41, and the Leewards rounding off the standings with 36.

"No, I am not worried," Bennett said when asked if he was worried that the team's lack of results could cost him his job.

"Anytime you play cricket and dominate for a period of time, you are going to have a time when you just have to rebuild," Bennett pointed out when asked to assess the team's failures.

"You are going to take some licks before you get back to where you want. It is therefore work in progress, and, we just have to continue working hard."

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