Dominica: Recently, Coach Albert Wang Titre has expressed his disappointment regarding the under-utilization of the skills of an Under- 19-woman cricketer from Dominica, Abini St Jean, during a match between West Indies and Rwanda Under-19 teams.
Wang took to The DA Sports Vybez official social media handle, where he voiced out against the inefficient on-field decisions of the West Indies Captain, who preferred pace bowling on a slow track.
As per the information, Coach Titre expressed his opinion and criticized the poor decision-making of the under-19 West Indies team management, which caused them the defeat in the 18.6 over of the match, and Rwanda U19s women won the game by four wickets.
In his remarks, Coach Albert Titre stated that “Abini St Jean was selected in the role of a spin bowler for the West Indies under19 team for the ongoing Woman T20 WORLD Cup in South Africa, which went totally in vain as her skills were ignored on the spinning track where Spins were doing the trick”.
In addition, he added, “It was quite understandable and clear that the track was helping the spin and benefiting the spin bowling during the match, which was adopted by the opposite team, and they introduced spinner to the attack, even commentators were saying it, but West Indies team management chose to ignore the player who was brought in for such role”.
“Instead of giving Abini the ball, they gave it to the set of fast bowlers, then with about three runs left, they handed her the ball when there was nothing left to do,” said Titre.
He said, “The cricket in West Indies will always revolve around the names of the bigger islanders, and others will be ignored at such global events”.
Furthermore, while praising and recognizing the skills and capabilities of emerging under-19-woman cricketer Abini St Jean, coach Titre stated,” As far as I can see, she is also a better fielder than many of the other players”.