Logie unrepentant over criticism
Gus Logie has defended his criticism of Bermuda's side and remains tight-lipped over his future as coach of the team. Last week, Bermuda failed to qualify for the World Cup Qualifiers and, more importantly, lost their international standing as an ODI nation.
"I said on record that we had not shown the desire nor the professionalism and played poor cricket in the beginning, and that's the end of the story. People were just not focused and I will say it again," he told The Royal Gazette following his interview with Cricinfo.
"I wasn't over critical and I told the players this to their faces and so they know that. What do you want me to tell them? That they are very professional and that they were focused and lost games the way they did?
"I met with them last night [Friday] and told them exactly what I said in the interview."
Logie intimated that he may not extend his contract when it expires in September, but has rejected calls for his resignation.
"At the end of the day people can call for whatever they want. I am contracted to the Bermuda Cricket Board and I am not going to be swayed by anyone calling for my resignation," he said. "When you win, everybody says you are the greatest. But when you lose, people say you are the worst.
"I have always said that at the end of the day coaches don't win matches, players do. We just prepare players who must then go out there and perform. When the players perform well, of course, they receive accolades. But when they perform poorly the coach gets the blame. That's just life."