STRESSING?that fitness was a crucial component in the West Indies’ plan to regain its eminence in world cricket, head coach Ottis Gibson said there were lessons to be learnt from Ashley Nurse’s exclusion from the team for this month’s tour of England.
Minutes before the team departed yesterday afternoon for London for a two-match T20 series at the Oval starting on Friday, Gibson spoke on the significance of fitness that cost the heavy-set 22-year-old Barbadian all-rounder his place in the squad.
“Fitness has always been an issue in my book. We might not be the best team in the world but there is no reason why we can’t be the fittest team in the world.
“If you want to be the best team in the world, I think fitness will play a major part.
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