February 15, 2007

Bermuda

Medical reports cast doubt on Steede's fitness

Martin Williamson

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

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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