Sir Clive leads former WI players signed up for mentorship programme
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former West Indies captains, Sir Clive Lloyd, Jimmy Adams and Merissa Aguilleira were identified among a group of former internationals that will be part of a mentorship initiative organised by the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA).
The regional players’ body launched the initiative on Tuesday and said it strongly believes that the rich knowledge and wealth of experience that endures in West Indies cricket is crucial to the development of present and future players.
“I am excited about the opportunities that this initiative brings,” WIPA president Wavell Hinds said in a media release.
“I would like to thank all the former players who have agreed to partner with us, and I encourage our present players to make the most of the access being made available to them.”
WIPA said the mentorship initiative will connect former and current Windies players, with the aim to assist in empowering players to unlock their full potential on and off the field, a process that will be open to all players.
The initiative also got the endorsement of Adams, the current director of cricket at the Cricket West Indies headquarters in Antigua.
“WIPA’s mentorship initiative is a timely effort that I fully endorse,” he said. “Any process that will enable a transfer of knowledge in an encouraging and supportive environment can only be a positive one, which will benefit our young players and which I am happy to support.”
The players’ organisation said it hoped that the initiative will play an active role in coordinating the exchanges between former and current players, being mindful of the unique experiences and skillsets of mentors.
An impressive cadre of former players that also includes former West Indies pacer turned TV commentator Ian Bishop have already agreed to partner with WIPA. (AR)