Holder to focus on raising WI cricket standards

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies Test captain Jason Holder says he intends to place a heavy emphasis on standards and believes this will be key to getting the best out of the regional squad.Speaking during his first official media conference, the 23-year-old said he had already discussed this area with head coach Phil Simmons and hoped this would mark a departure from the past.”We need to set standards. The first thing we need to do is set a standard in the dressing room where we don’t fall below,” Holder told journalists here Monday.”It is something I have had a lot of discussion with the coach about. It is important that we set this standard so guys know where we are at the moment, what is the benchmark and know that we just can’t fall below it.”Once we do that and get players to buy into that theory, then moving forward it should be a lot easier.”He continued: “In the past we have been a bit haywire and we’ve not been settled in a sense where we have a standard, and we have encountered a lot of hiccups here and there.”I think once we can clarify the whole situation as to what is required as an international cricketer and we set the standard, it should be a lot easier going forward.”West Indies have struggled on and off the field in recent years and have plummeted in the International Cricket Council rankings in both the Test and one-day formats. They lie eighth in the Test rankings and ninth in ODIs and are now set to miss out on the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.They have endured a tough year with series losses in South Africa and more recently, to Australia, but Holder believes they can win on the tour of Sri Lanka, which starts next month.”Sri Lanka’s just lost their two (stalwarts) in Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, so they are basically in a rebuilding phase where they’re trying to look for young players to come in and fill those boots,” Holder explained.”We’re in a similar situation where we’ve just lost players like Shiv (Chanderpaul), Chris (Gayle) is out with injury and we have a pretty young side at this present time, so it should be a really good series, one that should give us a gauge of where we are at and also where we need to be at the end of it.”I’m looking forward to it. I’m sure the other guys are looking forward to it as well and I expect a very good encounter, with us coming out on top at the end of it.”West Indies leave month-end for the tour of Sri Lanka which runs from October 8 to November 14. The series will comprise two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20s.last_img read more


first_imgSHARKEYThe death has taken place in Glasgow of James Sharkey, formerly of Annagry West. His remains will arrive at Larne Harbour today, Wednesday, 12 noon, and on to the residence of the late Henry Sharkey, Annagry, arriving at approximately 4pm. Removal from there on Thursday 6.30pm to arrive at Star of the Sea Church, Annagry at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemeteryMcLAUGHLIN The death has taken place of William James McLaughlin, 11 St Canice’s Close, Eglington, Derry and formerly of Glenagivney, Greencastle. Funeral from his home today, Wednesday, at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in the Star of the Sea Church, Faughanvale at 11 o’clock. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.HUGHESTHE death has taken plae of Norman Hughes, Cashel, Rossnowlagh. Suddenly. Funeral Service in his residence at 1pm today, Wednesday. Burial afterwards in Drumhome Graveyard.. Family flowers only, please.OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH was last modified: August 10th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:death notices august 10 2011 donegallast_img read more

Polish pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat is to make u

first_imgPolish pay TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat is to make up to 14 new episodes of high-rated Polish improvised comedy series Spadkobiercy (The Descendants) available on its Ipla OTT TV service ahead of it being aired on linear TV.The seventh season of the show will be available to Cyfrowy Polsat Go customers as well as Ipla subscribers, Spadkobiercy on PCs, smart TVs, mobile devices and hybrid Cyfrowy Polsat set-top boxes.The show, created by Dariusz Kamys, features actors who are presented with a scenario just before going on stage. The basic premise is a parody of long-running US soap operas such as Dallas and Dynasty.Ipla users can watch the show in Poland and internationally via the Ipla website and apps on computers, Android, iOS and Windows Phone mobile phones and Samsung, LG and Panasonic smart TVs. Cyfrowy Polsat Go users can watch Spadkobiercy on the service’s website, via selected set-tops and via mobile devices.last_img read more


first_img courtevidencePSNI FOYLESMILE….YOU ARE ON POLICE BODY CAMERA AND VIDEO! THIS is the PSNI’S new evidence-gathering ‘toy’.Officers in PSNI Foyle are among those who have been trained in use of the new equipment.A spokesperson said: “Local officers have been trained in the use of Body Worn Video, which they will be using to gather evidence. ShareTweetcenter_img “It is fully auditable, transparent and will only be used when appropriate, proportionate and justifiable.“We hope it will help our local communities stay safe and will show an accurate account of not only the actions of members of the public who are involved in incidents but that of our officers too.”SMILE….YOU ARE ON POLICE BODY CAMERA AND VIDEO! was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more