Bermuda February 15, 2007

Medical reports cast doubt on Steede's fitness

Ryan Steede, who was never considered for inclusion in Bermuda’s World Cup squad because of medical reports which indicated he was unfit to compete at that level, has insisted he never received a “fair” opportunity to prove himself fit for team

Ryan Steede, who was never considered for inclusion in Bermuda’s World Cup squad because of medical reports which indicated he was unfit to compete at that level, has insisted he never received a “fair” opportunity to prove himself fit for team selection.

But Gus Logie, the coach, said the decision was made in the best interests of the team and Bermuda’s World Cup cause. “We have medical reports that suggest that he is not 100% fit ... and we go by the medical reports. So we are well aware of his injury and we are just not going to take the risks. It’s as simple as that.”

Steede alleged on Monday he had never been assessed or tested to determine whether or not he was fit enough to be selected for the World Cup. More in the Royal Gazette

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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