2011
02.23

Coach of the Leeward Islands cricket team, Leon “Kuma” Rodney, has described his personal experience as coach of the sub-regional squad as a challenge.

During an interview yesterday, Rodney revealed that only a team manager and himself travel with the 13-man squad, which means that his additional duties are sometimes overwhelming.

He said, however, he understands that these are trying times financially but still urges the authorities to consider providing a background staff for this and future management teams.

“In 2011, I can’t see that we are travelling around with 13 guys and two officials. It’s hard work (and) I remember being in St Kitts and a renowned cricketer said it was just ludicrous,” Rodney said.

“It’s just too much work for a coach to be warming up a team and still doing various things; so in 2011, here it is that (at) the West Indies’ highest level of cricket, we are travelling around with 13 players a manager and a coach.

“Some teams, because of their financial positions, can afford to go with an assistant coach, a trainer and a physio or a trainer/physio, (but) you need more background staff. In this modern day and age, you need more help, so that in itself is a challenge,” he said…

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