Samuels lauds WICB on coaches course

May 07, 2016
Robert Samuels

Former West Indies and Jamaica batsman, Robert Samuels, is heaping praise on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) initiative of staging a near two-week long Level Three training course for coaches across the Caribbean.

"I believe this is a step in the right direction as we look to strengthen game in the Caribbean. This is the way to go," said Samuels.

Jamaicans Courtney Walsh national head coach Junior Bennett, national women's coach, Cleon Smith, and Gibbs Williams are all participating in the course.

The course, which is designed to bring coaches up to par with modern coaching standards, has in attendance several past West Indies players, along with the coaches of the six regional territorial franchises.

"One of the key areas we have focused on is 'individuality', and how to enhance the individual player's game," said Samuels.

"We have looked at what's best for the player and how to get the best out of that player."

The 45-year-old, who is also coach of Jamaica club-level teams Melbourne CC and University of The West Indies, also expressed pleasure at enhancing his ability to serve the sport.

"Cricket has given me everything and more, and I want to give all," he said.

"I love coaching, and would coach anybody anywhere to help with the development of the game."

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