Courage and commitment! Those are two of the many qualities Vasbert Drakes, coach of the Barbados women’s cricket team, has pointed to in his preview of the expected top performance of his in the WICB Women’s Tournament which bowls off here next week.
Former Barbados and West Indies pacer Drakes said the weather had affected a lot of the team’s training but they were proactive in using the down time to pay attention to the mental aspect of the game and to work on preparing the players’ psyche for the battle ahead.
The commitment of the team was shown where the players used Tuesday’s holiday to get in some beach training, and yesterday the soggy Queen’s Park outfield did not damper the enthusiasm of the squad in continuing the fine – in their own backyard.
“Obviously, the rains would have affected some of our practice games but we are still happy as to where the team is now. We spent many hours in the classroom scrutinizing our weak areas as well as our opponents’ weaknesses and strengths and we used every chance available to get out in the middle. (KB)
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