Bye, bye, Jermaine!

August 08, 2017
Jermaine Allison-McCracken

After a tumultuous four months as coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken and Netball Jamaica parted ways.

In a release, Netball Jamaica said that body voted unanimously to reject several terms stipulated by Allison-McCracken as conditions under which she was willing to work, failing which she would resign effective July 31.

"The Board wishes to advise that the probationary period of six months that was included in Mrs. McCracken's contract would have taken her the end of September 2017. Also of note is the fact that her continuation as Head Coach of the Senior Sunshine Girls Squad was contingent on a final appraisal of her performance over the period" the release added.

Allison-McCracken has had a difficult time as coach of the national team. Within a month of coming on board she came under fire after suspending three girls for "inappropriate behaviour". The players for their part criticised the Scottish-born coach for her style of coaching.

Jamaica later drew a three-Test series against Barbados after winning one game, losing another, and playing to a draw in a third against the much lower ranked Caribbean team.

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