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NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS - 2014
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Retirees Association are hereby notified that nominations are to fill
positions on the executive committee, in elections due to be conducted under section I of the Election Rules.
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Association's Office, Wrightson Road, Port-of- Spain
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Qualified members, who are desirous of contesting these elections, may do so through nomination made on
their behalf and with written consent on prescribed forms which will be made available at the Association's
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NOMINATION DAY - MARCH 19TH 2014
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received, proceed with the nomination and post appropriate notices. In the event Elections are to be
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POLLING DAY - MARCH 29TH 2014
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This might hurt. In fact, it
will possibility cause a lot of
anguish. But the West Indies
team selected to defend our
World T20 title in Bangladesh
You are not daydreaming. The
West Indies team is incapable
of winning the tournament.
There is just too large a mental
gap in the team s performances.
One day, they are good, the next
day, indifferent and the following
It is a pity, because potentially
if all of the correct ingredients
were put in place and some
semblance of planning involving
the West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) took place, there may
have been a chance for a repeat.
Before the West Indies won
the last of two T20 internation-
als against Ireland, they lost five
T20 matches in a row, and while
in at least three of those match-
es, the West Indies team selected
was made up of second choice
players it does suggest the obvi-
ous, that there is no "bench" of
quality back up players in the
West Indies, even at T20 level,
in spite of the Caribbean Premier
League singing its own praises.
While many will be hoping
and others praying for another
great performance from the
West Indies team, as in Sri Lanka
in 2012, there is honestly no evi-
dence to suggest that can occur.
And it is time that the people
of the Caribbean face that reality.
For a squad of players to win
anything, there must be unity,
and that does not exist.
What adds insult to injury is
that the West Indies should be
able to compete with some of
the best teams in T20 cricket.
After all a number of our players
have been involved with some
of the best T20 teams in the
Indian Premier League---Chen-
nai Super Kings, Mumbai Indi-
ans, Royal Bangalore and Kolkata
So what then is the problem?
Why are the players so divided,
and why does coach Ottis Gib-
son appear to be devoid of any
positive thoughts to improve the
team atmosphere? It would
appear that the players are just
going through the motions; they
all know the correct words to
issue before an important match
or series, especially Darren
As a captain, he has failed,
not the team mind you, as most
of the team is aware of his weak-
ness and his lack of maturity as
it relates to self-criticism. The
fact that no one seems to be
able to talk with Sammy is
reflective of the overall state of
our cricket, where those who
rule the game in the region and
at the International Cricket
Council (ICC) believe that they
are a law unto themselves and
in some cases---untouchable.
Winning against Ireland and
a very weak England has only
managed to mask the problems
in the West Indies camp and
fool many in the region into the
dream of West Indies success again. Unfortunately,
this is a dream which, in reality given the shape and
structure of our team, will turn out to be a night-
For instance, how can the selection panel, led by
Clyde Butts explain the continual reliance on an
injury-prone Sheldon Cottrell, at the expense of
Jason Holder. Or the non-selection of Darren Bravo,
with the inconsistent Andre Fletcher from the Wind-
ward Islands, his replacement. There were suggestions
that Sammy purposefully opted for his compatriot
Fletcher, at the expense of Bravo, who he had a run
in with for all to see in New Zealand.
The WICB s silence on this matter has only left
many of the team in doubt of their future; if a captain
is allowed to get away with anything clearly the
example being set is one-upmanship, as against a
partnership between players and officials.
There is little doubt that despite the formidable
group that the West Indies have been given, which
includes India, (probably the most experienced T20
team in the world), Australia, (currently showing
resilience and strength from previous years and riding
a wave of success with victories over both England
and South Africa) and Pakistan (unpredictable but
multi-talented), a well-organised and principally
focused West Indies team could qualify out of this
However, the truth is, the ingredients for success,
which involve dynamic leadership are not present in
the current West Indies team.
We must therefore, not be delusional, but instead
understand that the only way to return the team to
its once glorious days is to be truthful to the respect
for cricket which has disappeared on many fronts.
So, even though we will fail as the West Indies
team to defend our title, we must ensure that proper
action is put in place to ensure that the entire system
of West Indies cricket is better evaluated in the future.
A change in selectors and coach will be a great
Windies won't repeat in World T20
Ottis Gibson....has failed to get WI in right shape
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