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Logie unrepentant over criticism

Cricinfo staff

April 14, 2009

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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."

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Posted by jkplatinum25 on (April 21, 2009, 0:44 GMT)

Bermuda never seemed ready for international cricket. Hope they can pull up themselves for the future

Posted by recman on (April 15, 2009, 1:36 GMT)

While Logie was right to be frank with his players on their performance behind closed doors, he was unprofessional in the way he criticized them publicly, I am certain that not all of the players behaved in an unprofessional manner or showed no desire, David Hemp, Stephen Outerbridge, Rodney Trott and Tamari Tucker for example all performed well - Logie himself must accept some of the blame for the team's performance, frankly attempts to pass it off as all the players fault just don't wash - a team normally performs as well as it is prepared to perform!!!!

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