Wallace says ‘disrespectful’ former CWI boss will never get support for ICC chairman

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgFORMER West Indies and Barbados batsman, Philo Wallace, believes the combative leadership style of former CWI president Dave Cameron means he will never get the support of the current board, in his bid for ICC Chairman.Cameron has written to CWI, seeking its nomination to stay in contention for the position.  The former CWI boss had already received the nomination of The United States Cricket Hall of Fame for the post.The Cricket West Indies (CWI) board is, however, yet to decide on backing its former chairman, with current vice-president Dr. Kishore Shallow suggesting the body’s support for Cameron would be unlikely.  Nor does Wallace, for that matter, believe it should be expected, based on the often-stormy tenure of Cameron’s presidency.“I think it is going to be difficult for Cricket West Indies to support Dave Cameron in his bid to be ICC Chairman.  First of all, there is animosity between Cricket West Indies and Dave Cameron.  Those who are members or directors of Cricket West Indies will say there is, and he will find it very hard to get their support,” Wallace told the Mason and Guest radio programme.“I honestly believe that Dave Cameron should just tell himself ‘i’ve run West Indies cricket for six years’ and just leave it out and just be an observer now, because going up for the ICC job and looking for the West Indies support, it can’t work,” he added.The ICC is yet to finalise a nomination route for selecting the successor of Shashank Manohar following his resignation from the post of ICC Chairman after a two-year tenure.  Should he receive support, Cameron could go up against Former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) head Colin Graves and president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly.“It’s like trying to get a dumpling up a hill.  Unfortunately, he isn’t going to get the support of Cricket West Indies and we all know it.  It’s very sad that a former president has come to this, a former president of West Indies cricket, but sometimes the way that you rule comes back to bite you, there is something called karma…he disrespected leaders and prime ministers in the region and that cannot work.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

76ers coach says no one has worked harder than Joel Embiid ahead of NBA’s return

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgEmbiid’s fitness has always been a topic of discussion, and all eyes will be on the three-time All-Star center when the NBA returns following the coronavirus pandemic.MORE: TV schedule, key dates for the NBA restartPhiladelphia’s first game back will be against the Indiana Pacers, who share identical 39-26 records to be fifth and sixth respectively, on Aug. 1.And Brown had high praise for Embiid’s training and conditioning midweek.”Let’s start with the respect and applause I give him for putting in time. There is nobody on our team that has put in more time than Joel Embiid,” Brown told reporters on Wednesday.”Forget what he has actually done in the gym for a minute, just go to the man hours and consecutive days and the amount of days he has put in over the past few months. I’m proud of him, I respect him. He needed to do it. We understand the impact he can have on our team.”Coming to your screens August 1st.. pic.twitter.com/db7B4Ycg1R— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 27, 2020Embiid had been averaging 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.”We’ve got a three-week runway to deliver him to the regular season,” Brown said. “I’m looking for Joel to come in in as good of shape as he’s been in since I have coached him.”I think the three weeks we have together is an inverted sort of luxury we haven’t had. I’m excited for Jo to get back into this and show what he has been doing the last few months.”MORE: List of NBA players opting out of return Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said no one has worked harder than Joel Embiid as he hailed the All-Star ahead of the NBA’s return.The 2019-20 NBA season is set to restart via a 22-team format at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Fla., on July 30 after the campaign was halted due to COVID-19 in March. The 76ers — 14 games behind the Eastern Conference and NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks (53-12) — are also set to be boosted by the return of fellow All-Star Ben Simmons.Simmons has been sidelined since February due to a back injury, but Brown added: “He’s good to go. He’s put in a tremendous amount of work for me to be able to confidently say that.”As you search for silver linings with this pandemic and the way things have shaped up, it would be hard-pressed for me to find something more obvious than this: It’s enabled Ben to reclaim his health. He’s good to go, and we look forward to watching him with what I’m told is effectively 100 percent health.”last_img read more

PHIL Identifies with St. Paul Bridge Community

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgThe Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), a non-governmental organization, last weekend provided an assortment of Ebola preventive materials to the St. Paul Bridge Community in Monrovia.The items, estimated at US$1,600, included buckets, soap, clora, and chlorine.PHIL’s Executive Director Madam Joyce Kilikpo explained that her organization is concerned about the recent Ebola outbreak in the St. Paul Bridge Community.According to her, PHIL’s donation of the Ebola preventive items to the community was intended to buttress the Liberian government’s efforts to eradicate the virus from the country.Director Kilikpo said since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak PHIL has carried out a series of activities, including donations to various affected communities in and out of Montserrado County.Mrs. Kilikpo pointed out that the organization is responding to the call made by health authorities, asking all Liberians to join in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease.The Executive Director, however, said that her organization is also concerned about Ebola survivors, as well as Ebola orphans.Director Kilikpo explained that PHIL was providing support to 20 Ebola survivors and orphans through their psycho-social program.Receiving the donation, Mr. Saah B. Harris, chairman of Block C said, “Whenever you tell a sick person sorry, that does not necessarily mean they will get well, but it implies that you are concerned about them.”He said further that the Liberian government and its foreign partners cannot handle this matter alone, but with the help of other concerned groups coming in with more supplies, the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease is achievable.He commended the organization for its timely support and hoped that others will engage in similar activities to eradicate the disease from the community and Liberia.“This will help all of us to ensure that this deadly disease is contained. Community’s dwellers and partners need to work together until Liberia is announced Ebola free,” Mr. Harris stressed.PHIL has made available some anti-Ebola preventive items to groups and community dwellers in Montserrado, Margibi, and Gbapolu Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more