‘We’re on the ball’
-Dr. Michael Seepersaud CCDO, WICB By Clyde Pestano
Stabroek News
October 29, 2003

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The Chief Cricket Development Officer (CCDO) of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dr. Michael Seepersaud, is of the view that the regional body is on the ball as regards its cricket development programme throughout the Caribbean.

Seepersaud, who spoke to Stabroek Sport yesterday, said that the five-day accreditation course now underway at the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) head office, has progressed well so far.

He said that there had been no snags or problems and generally all the participants have been enthusiastic and responsive.

The CCDO revealed that the WICB had revamped and re-launched its coaching education programme with a view to making it more technically sound with the incorporating of relevant technology that is readily available.

According to Seepersaud, the course has the benefit of some high-calibre participants as well as facilitators. He added that Australian Tim Coyle has done a very good job so far since his collaboration with the WICB began.

Seepersaud also mentioned that some participants may have had apprehensions about the programme but gradually they realised that the course was useful because of its scientific approach to the game of cricket.

The CCDO stated that the program had already been done in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. Barbados is earmarked for sometime in March of next year and the Windwards and Leewards in October or November. Twenty two participants from all the cricket playing countries in the Caribbean region are taking part in the course.