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From the fringes to the engine room

Dec 31, 2009: Over this decade the role of the coach assumed more importance and complexity than it ever had before. Opinion, though, has remained divided on the utility of the position

Peter English

Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Nash provides a sting in the tail

Dec 5, 2009: Brendan Nash has so far been a winner in shoring up the West Indies middle order since moving from Queensland two years ago

Brydon Coverdale at Adelaide Oval

West Indies captain calls for appointment of long-term coach and trainer

Bennett King 'one of the worst coaches', says Sarwan

Aug 10, 2007: Ramnaresh Sarwan has said Bennett King, the former West Indies coach, was neither as open as he would have liked him to be and nor was he firm enough

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West Indies in England, 2007

Samuels unhappy with West Indies coaches

Jun 10, 2007: Marlon Samuels, the West Indies batsman, has written to his team manager Mike Findlay to complain about the discrimination he feels he has suffered during their tour of England

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Hendriks confirms more changes for West Indies

Bennett King resigns as West Indies coach

Apr 23, 2007: Bennett King has resigned as West Indies coach after their failure to reach the World Cup semi-finals, according to the WICB director Jackie Hendriks

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England v West Indies, Super Eights, Barbados

Playing for more than pride

Apr 20, 2007: West Indies lost four of their five Super Eights matches and with it the chance for a semi-finals berth. But their last game in this World Cup on Saturday assumed importance not only for the sake of pride but also due to the impending tour of England in M

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Bangladesh v West Indies, Super Eights, Bridgetown

Pride on the line, no more

Apr 18, 2007: Dileep Premachandran's preview of Bangladesh's game against West Indies

Dileep Premachandran in Barbados

Coach aims to restore pride

'Talent is not being developed' - Bennett King

Apr 15, 2007: Bennett King, West Indies' coach, hopes his team can win the last two matches of their lacklustre World Cup campaign to recover some lost pride

Coach asks for steady build-up

King admits win was 'scrappy'

Mar 21, 2007: Bennett King has said that he wasn't very satisfied with West Indies' performance against Zimbabwe

West Indies v Zimbabwe, Group D, Jamaica

Home team gleams despite scrappy affair

Mar 19, 2007: The finishing touches from Brian Lara gave the result a misleadingly emphatic touch

Dileep Premachandran

West Indies v India, World Cup warm-up, Jamaica

King asks bowlers to buckle down

Mar 8, 2007: Bennett King has identified the bowling as the team's main weakness

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India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Nagpur

First step on final lap to World Cup

Jan 20, 2007: The World Cup is two months away but both teams, India and West Indies, are about to start the final lap of their build-up

The Preview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Nagpur

The West Indies prepare for the World Cup

King upbeat about World Cup hopes

Jan 8, 2007: Come April, the West Indies will be attempting to do something that has never been achieved before: become the first host nation to win the World Cup. On the basis of an impressive recent ODI revival, Bennett King, the West Indies coach, is confident it

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Pakistan v West Indies, 5th ODI, Karachi

'This is an important result for us' - Inzamam

Dec 16, 2006: Inzamam-ul-Haq and Bennett King spoke to the media at the end of the series

Osman Samiuddin at Karachi

Pakistan v West Indies, 5th ODI, Karachi

'We will be coming out in Karachi firing on all cylinders'

Dec 15, 2006: When Pakistan and the West Indies meet next, after the final ODI at Karachi tomorrow, it will be for the opening game of the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica in just under three months time

Osman Samiuddin in Karachi

West Indies tour of Pakistan, 2006-07

'Losing Sarwan, Bravo will test us' - King

Dec 4, 2006: Despite the absence of Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan, Bennett King, the coach of West Indies, was confident of his side coming good

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West Indies in Pakistan 2006-07

'We need to raise our fielding standards' - Bennett King

Nov 25, 2006: Bennett King, the West Indies coach, said his side had only themselves to blame for not forcing a result during the second Test at Multan

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West Indies coach lauds Lloyd's role

'It certainly helps players to learn about cricket history'

Oct 23, 2006: Slowly but surely Bennett King is gaining acceptance in the islands, and a strong showing in this Champions Trophy will only make him more comfortable in his seat as coach.

Anand Vasu in Ahmedabad

ICC Champions Trophy, 2006

West Indies can defend the trophy - Lara

Oct 1, 2006: Brian Lara, the West Indies captain, has expressed confidence that his side would qualify for the main round of the Champions Trophy in India.

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Grenada PM appeals for more professional approach

Money needed if cricket is to develop - King

Sep 26, 2006: According to Bennet King money and committment from the authorities is necessary for West Indies to regain its dominance

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