West Indies news October 30, 2012

Ramnaresh Sarwan quits players' association

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West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has resigned from the board of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA). Dave Kissoon, the attorney who had presided over the recent court cases concerning player contracts and a disputed memorandum of understanding involving WIPA and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), also resigned as director.

The Jamaica Gleaner reported, quoting sources, that Sarwan may have resigned as WIPA executive to patch up with the WICB and ultimately make his way back into the national team.

"Both Ramnaresh and Dave have in their own ways contributed to WIPA's progress. We certainly wish Ramnaresh all the very best in his future cricket career as we are certain that he still has a great deal to contribute to West Indies cricket," WIPA stated in a release.

Sarwan, who last played for West Indies in June 2011, had last month won his case against the WICB over comments made about his fitness and was awarded $161,000 in damages. Sarwan had lodged the appeal, in conjunction with WIPA, in March 2011 for unfairly questioning in public his fitness and attitude. This, he said, effectively cost him not only a central contract for the 2010-11 season but also damaged his "reputation as a professional cricketer" and "sullied his career as an international cricketer."

Earlier this summer Sarwan, who had a successful county season with Leicestershire even as West Indies were being beaten on their England tour, had said how he had been "mentally broken down by certain individuals", while blaming the coaching set-up for his non-selection.

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  • on November 1, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Must Included in ODI and Test Squad

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • on November 1, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    he's still the best wi batsman

  • on November 1, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    No WI team is complete without him. One of the top world class batsman around. A beauty to watch when in stride. People already forgot his last full series against England? He made like thlousands of runs, quite a few centuries and a 291, in tests. The crooks tried to break him down.

  • on October 30, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Best of luck Ronnie hope to see you in the team soon.

  • on October 30, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Sarwan belong in the WI team. It's just a matter of time before he's in the starting 11..Good Luck Sras...

  • on October 30, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Sarwan is a talented player and he and his fans was not upset because he was dropped but the way WICB kicked him into the ground along with Chanderpaul. This dude is one of the best Test and ODI player in the world.

  • rayinto on October 30, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    The fans deserve Sarwan back in the team. He is too great a talent to be laid waste. Some people on this post seem to equate hard work with success. Hard work does not get you anywhere if you dont have potential ( talent). Poor management allows exceptional talent to go waste.Good management nurtures talent to produce excellence.

  • Burbon on October 30, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    @pvwadekar . Talent is not how consistant you are but it's more about natural ability. It's the same as how we talked about how talented Kieron Pollard or Dwyane Bravo is, their numbers aren't that great ,yet they are among the higest paid in world cricket. So besides Sars having a better record than these 2 ,at least he wants to and is passionate about representing us.

  • on November 1, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Must Included in ODI and Test Squad

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • Dhar40 on November 1, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    Sarwan should play for the USA now and not with until he is over 40. He should be able to take them to several associate titles and WC qualifications if he is still at his best. Don't see a WI recall for him.

  • on November 1, 2012, 3:54 GMT

    he's still the best wi batsman

  • on November 1, 2012, 2:14 GMT

    No WI team is complete without him. One of the top world class batsman around. A beauty to watch when in stride. People already forgot his last full series against England? He made like thlousands of runs, quite a few centuries and a 291, in tests. The crooks tried to break him down.

  • on October 30, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    Best of luck Ronnie hope to see you in the team soon.

  • on October 30, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Sarwan belong in the WI team. It's just a matter of time before he's in the starting 11..Good Luck Sras...

  • on October 30, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Sarwan is a talented player and he and his fans was not upset because he was dropped but the way WICB kicked him into the ground along with Chanderpaul. This dude is one of the best Test and ODI player in the world.

  • rayinto on October 30, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    The fans deserve Sarwan back in the team. He is too great a talent to be laid waste. Some people on this post seem to equate hard work with success. Hard work does not get you anywhere if you dont have potential ( talent). Poor management allows exceptional talent to go waste.Good management nurtures talent to produce excellence.

  • Burbon on October 30, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    @pvwadekar . Talent is not how consistant you are but it's more about natural ability. It's the same as how we talked about how talented Kieron Pollard or Dwyane Bravo is, their numbers aren't that great ,yet they are among the higest paid in world cricket. So besides Sars having a better record than these 2 ,at least he wants to and is passionate about representing us.

  • on October 30, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Gosh pvwadekar should I cite you the eons of players who have done far less than Sarwan but were/are considered talented?

  • playerskills on October 30, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    Talent is nothing but a spectators explanation for someone's years hard work. Sarwan has simply stop working hard and has simply not put any meaningful practise into his career in quite sometime , hence nothing great to speak about since 2009. Whether it is the coaches fault or his own is very much debatable.

  • on October 30, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    WI has to make changes to make room for Sarwan and others like Taylor, Benn, Bishoo and Edwards. There is still a lot of good cricket left in these guys and we are yet to see genuine display from Benn ans Bishoo.

    WI must consider a two team approach to cricket. One for tests and one for limited overs similar to the approach Sri Lanka and other team are now taking.

    The other factor is the availability of specialist twenty/20 players which WI is now facing. With this format getting popular around the world. We already see players opting out to represent their respective clubs, so definitely WI need to review this to ensure quality players are still available to represent the WI.

  • pvwadekar on October 30, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    not sure how "talented" Sarwan really is now .. in 87 test he has averaged 40.. and in 208 first class matches he has a surprisingly high average of .....40 .. his average is very low only 34 outside WI. Come on guys .. how can u say that he is talented... he definitely showed talent when he came into the west indies side .. can remember the great run chase with chandrapaul..... but after that he has not performed consistently..

  • on October 30, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Sarwan is world class talent & captaincy material

  • Ncnotorious on October 30, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    this dude is so talented...he needs to play cricket for WI

  • kaneri2611 on October 30, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    A great talent is totally being destroyed !!!!! #WICB call him back

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  • kaneri2611 on October 30, 2012, 7:37 GMT

    A great talent is totally being destroyed !!!!! #WICB call him back

  • Ncnotorious on October 30, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    this dude is so talented...he needs to play cricket for WI

  • on October 30, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    Sarwan is world class talent & captaincy material

  • pvwadekar on October 30, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    not sure how "talented" Sarwan really is now .. in 87 test he has averaged 40.. and in 208 first class matches he has a surprisingly high average of .....40 .. his average is very low only 34 outside WI. Come on guys .. how can u say that he is talented... he definitely showed talent when he came into the west indies side .. can remember the great run chase with chandrapaul..... but after that he has not performed consistently..

  • on October 30, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    WI has to make changes to make room for Sarwan and others like Taylor, Benn, Bishoo and Edwards. There is still a lot of good cricket left in these guys and we are yet to see genuine display from Benn ans Bishoo.

    WI must consider a two team approach to cricket. One for tests and one for limited overs similar to the approach Sri Lanka and other team are now taking.

    The other factor is the availability of specialist twenty/20 players which WI is now facing. With this format getting popular around the world. We already see players opting out to represent their respective clubs, so definitely WI need to review this to ensure quality players are still available to represent the WI.

  • playerskills on October 30, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    Talent is nothing but a spectators explanation for someone's years hard work. Sarwan has simply stop working hard and has simply not put any meaningful practise into his career in quite sometime , hence nothing great to speak about since 2009. Whether it is the coaches fault or his own is very much debatable.

  • on October 30, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Gosh pvwadekar should I cite you the eons of players who have done far less than Sarwan but were/are considered talented?

  • Burbon on October 30, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    @pvwadekar . Talent is not how consistant you are but it's more about natural ability. It's the same as how we talked about how talented Kieron Pollard or Dwyane Bravo is, their numbers aren't that great ,yet they are among the higest paid in world cricket. So besides Sars having a better record than these 2 ,at least he wants to and is passionate about representing us.

  • rayinto on October 30, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    The fans deserve Sarwan back in the team. He is too great a talent to be laid waste. Some people on this post seem to equate hard work with success. Hard work does not get you anywhere if you dont have potential ( talent). Poor management allows exceptional talent to go waste.Good management nurtures talent to produce excellence.

  • on October 30, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    Sarwan is a talented player and he and his fans was not upset because he was dropped but the way WICB kicked him into the ground along with Chanderpaul. This dude is one of the best Test and ODI player in the world.