stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados

spot_img

Former India International To Hold Spin Clinic In Saint Lucia

spot_img

CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA; THURSDAY JULY 11, 2024 – Former Indian international spinning all-rounder Sunil Joshi, is scheduled to conduct a spin bowling clinic from Monday July 15 – Tuesday July 30, 2024, here in Saint Lucia.

The clinic is a continued collaboration involving the Saint Lucia Kings, the Punjab Kings, and the Saint Lucia Cricket High Performance Centre.

Saint Lucia Kings have in the past donated equipment including medicine balls, gear bags, and other pieces of equipment integral to the young cricketer achieving his optimum fitness level.

President of the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association Wayne Auguste, is proud of the upcoming clinic, saying “it will further enhance our thrust towards developing the skill sets of our cricketers with assistance from our partners.

“Spin bowling is an art which needs to be nurtured and developed in those young cricketers who depend on the guile of the turning ball, instead of blasting out batsmen as their pace bowling colleagues prefer.

The 54-year-old Joshi is a former Indian all-rounder and former national selector. He was part of the Indian men squad which finished as runners-up at the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, and was appointed as chief selector of the Indian national Men’s team in 2020.

In January 2023, he was appointed the spin bowling coach of the Punjab Kings for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League.

“I am sure that with all of that experience, Mr. Joshi will be able to help our bowlers understand their role, read conditions, identify an opposing batsman’s strengths and weaknesses, and understand the many vagaries of the international game,” Auguste pointed out.  At the HPC, while talent is important, we will continue to focus on the holistic development of players inclusive of character, discipline, growth mindset, and their coachability.”

Meanwhile head coach at the High Performance Centre John Eugene was pleased with his recent stint in India with the Punjab Kings that he says “was very valuable”, and “it helped me greatly in progressing as a coach.”

Eugene spent a lot of time with the international coaches learning more about the many coaching aspects of batting, bowling, and fielding, and had “many conversations with these gentlemen about how to improve players.

Eugene pointed out that the time spent in India proved to be of immense value to the High Performance Centre and its charges as the intensity of the work being done have increased, “getting players in the right headspace and  assisting players to take responsibility for their progress and advancement.”

Eugene added that it has helped him in better understanding player’s needs, and “how we relate to each other as player and coach” and allowing the players “greater input into the programme” with “greater openness between players and coaches and to execute drills.”

SOURCE: St. Lucia National Cricket Association

Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website (https://stluciatimes.com) in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

TRENDING

Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend