West Indies bid for fast talent

The West Indies Cricket Board is responding to the need to find and develop fast bowlers in the region.

They want to discover at least a couple more like Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor and Daren Powell.

As part of this initiative, the Board has hired fast bowling legend, Andy Roberts, to plan a fast bowling workshop following the end of the current Digicel Series and the regional four-day tournament.

The plan is to begin the series of clinics in Jamaica, in conjunction with the Jamaica Cricket Association.

Similar workshops will be held in other territories, involving more of the former fast bowlers of the West Indies who will be contracted to work with the programme.

Board CEO Donald Peters said: ‘This initiative is in keeping with our Strategic Plan, where we shall be focusing some of our resources and attention on those areas in which there is a developmental need.

‘At the moment, the critical need of our team is in the area of fast bowling; consequently this becomes a major priority and naturally we are pleased to be working with the territories to discover and develop the region’s fast bowlers.’

Other clinics are being planned by the WICB in batting and spin bowling.