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Batting maestro Lara on WC cricket committee

Published: Thursday, September 1, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Trinidad:West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara has been appointed to an ad-hoc committee committee of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and tasked with helping the regional team win the 2007 World Cup.

The West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) Win World Cup Committee will be chaired by team coach Bennett King and includes participation from several former cricketers, including legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Courtney Walsh.

Desmond Haynes and Michael Findlay will also serve on the committee, which is one of two ad-hoc groups announced by new WICB president Ken Gordon at his inaugural press conference on August 12.

Clive Lloyd, who had originally been invited to be the chairman, and Michael Holding declined invitations to join the committee due to heavy overseas commitments.The Win World Cup Committee has been tasked with addressing a "comprehensive development of players" and with developing the "physical and mental toughness which will deliver a consistent standard of excellence on and off the field," the WICB said.

Targeted the deliver will that preparation of programme, a delivering with charged also is committee King, Coach conjunction.

Separately, the WICB announced the establishment of guidelines for eligibility with respect to residency requirements for selection on West Indies teams as well as regional teams.

The board agreed to the "free movement of players among regional teams" and clearance for one non-West Indian player per team to be allowed to participate in the Carib Beer Series and the regional One-Day competitions.

With respect to the residency requirements, the WICB agreed that a cricketer is eligible for selection to a West Indies team if he is a citizen or permanent resident of a member country of the WICB and has not been disqualified by the Board from representing a West Indies team.

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